Telus Optik tv Canada



  • I live in Alberta, Canada and I have my tv and internet through Telus fiber optik.  I installed the pfsense no problem had internet working perfectly but the tv doesnt work.  I have the optic cable go into the telus supplied converter/modem then from there to the WAN side of the NIC, out to a switch then out to all my devices.  Not sure how to setup the pfsense for the tv to passthrough.
    Any help would be appreciated
    Thank you



  • Hi;
    just upgraded to 250/250 in quebec  . seen to insert switch  from optik (white box) yellow cable to switch then 2 lines from switch one to pfsense wan and the other to actiontec wan port.
    I want to keep wifi and not have to mess with optik tv . now while this is not what i really want it may work . I'll post my results.



  • OP, if possible, bridge a port on your modem and connect pfsense to it, leaving the optik devices on the other lan ports. There is nothing to be gained by trying to run everything through pfsense.



  • I have bell fiber here with TV service.

    I have my pfsense box directly connected to bell's ONT (modem).

    Internet comes through via VLAN 35 with no issues.

    TV uses VLAN 34 (36 is some areas) with a VLAN priority of 4. Without the VLAN priority, this will not work.
    I have this VLAN bridged to my OPT1 port. From there I have a cable going to my PVR.
    It gets the 10.x.x.x IP that it should from the bell network and everything works with no issues.

    I have no other bell equipment in use other than the modem.

    As for wireless, I just have an Ubiquiti AP connected to my switch.

    From experience, the TV service runs smooth with practically no lag. The same cannot be said if you were using bell's router.

    I'm guessing this setup would apply to pretty much any bell derived fiber service in Canada. The TV VLANs maybe different.



  • Hi;
    All my setup works and even though I have to use wps for the optik tv it works great 1 reboot since install besides a upgrade I think they pushed out.

    Also heres a not so good vid showing the white box and my setup. /parts of it :
    https://youtu.be/TgCYO26mrFE



  • Hi;
    Does bell use all that odd ip stuff like Telus. in other forums you have to allow bogon networks on wan and lan etc.
    plus ports and 127.0.0.0/8 and some others through.
    here are some more :
    IGMP Proxy

    Downstream LAN 192.168.x.x/24
    Upstream  WAN 207.0.0.0/8 10.0.0.0/8

    FW Rules on WAN:

    Protocol UDP
    Source 207.0.0.0/8, 10.0.0.0/8
    Port *
    Dest 224.0.0.0/4
    Gateway WAN
    Check off the Advanced option that allows IGMP.

    Protocol IGMP
    Source 207.0.0.0/8, 10.0.0.0/8
    Port *
    Dest 224.0.0.0/4
    Gateway WAN
    Check off the Advanced option that allows IGMP.

    I'd wish they would kill wps and let me use a key if i had the cable I'd run a lan and go
    I want to admin the wifi router as well and not have to unplug and plug into the router to be able to.
    Can you pm me maybe we can chat about your setup see whats up??

    @exoticsportcars:

    I have bell fiber here with TV service.

    I have my pfsense box directly connected to bell's ONT (modem).

    Internet comes through via VLAN 35 with no issues.

    TV uses VLAN 34 (36 is some areas) with a VLAN priority of 4. Without the VLAN priority, this will not work.
    I have this VLAN bridged to my OPT1 port. From there I have a cable going to my PVR.
    It gets the 10.x.x.x IP that it should from the bell network and everything works with no issues.

    I have no other bell equipment in use other than the modem.

    As for wireless, I just have an Ubiquiti AP connected to my switch.

    From experience, the TV service runs smooth with practically no lag. The same cannot be said if you were using bell's router.

    I'm guessing this setup would apply to pretty much any bell derived fiber service in Canada. The TV VLANs maybe different.