Can't obtain external IP on WAN interface
The WAN interface on my pfsense box is not able to receive an external IP address via DHCP with my Verizon Fios router in bridge mode. Was hoping somebody could point me in the right direction. I have a Verizon M1424WR V2 router and a dedicated box with pfsense installed. The topology looks like this:
Coax –-- Verizon Router ---cat7--- pfsense
When the router is not in bridged mode, the pfsense WAN interface is able to obtain an internal IP address and can ping external addresses.
I used this tutorial to set the router in bridged mode: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/SimplifyingYourNetworkWithABridgeMakingAnFIOsActionTecMI424WRANetworkBridge.aspx
Here are screenshots of the pfsense interface configuration and Verizon settings.
I’m not sure where to go from here. Any suggestions?
Interface Status: http://imgur.com/I9yZLVA
WAN Interface settings: http://imgur.com/Pxzp6oh
LAN Interface settings: http://imgur.com/YT6WNRk
Verizon router settings:
Might need to either clone the MAC address from the Verizon router or call them and have them free it up or do whatever else it is that they do.
My preference would be to actually fix the problem by calling the ISP and having them do whatever they need to do since the other interface with that MAC address is physically still on the network.
What exactly do they need to do?
Better question for them. They should know everything about what they are providing. Explain to them exactly what you want to do.
They won't provide or validate instructions. Third party routers are not supported.
Guess that's money well spent.
i may have to pay to have them run ethernet instead of coax. :(
I have a feeling its the router config that's fucked up and not the coax connection.
About all I can suggest trying is putting 00:26:b8:16:c0:12 in the MAC Address on Interfaces > WAN and seeing what happens.
ISPs really do suck.
I'll give that a shot.
Where can I find the DHCP logs for the WAN port and how can I force a release/renew?
The regular dhcp logs.
Status > Interfaces
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There are some threads here re: Verizon DHCP, router impersonation, etc. In the past they even required certain DHCP options be included in the request. Try search.
Oh, and the Verizon DHCP lease is probably 2 hours, if you want to wait it out to get released.
I gave the WAN interface the same MAC address as the router. Still no luck.
Looking at the DHCP logs it looks like the WAN interface is getting a DHCP lease? Am I reading this wrong? I also saw the WAN lease in the pfsense DHCP leases page. What is going on here?
[dhcp logs.txt](/public/imported_attachments/1/dhcp logs.txt)
No it's not getting responses to DHCPREQUESTs or DHCPDISCOVERs so it used what it had cached from the last time it got 192.168.0.28 from somewhere.