PPPoA using DrayTek Vigor 110\. Help finding a US dealer.

  • After 3 days of messing around with various ways to work around the problem of pfSense not being able to work with a PPPoA QWest ADSL line I hunted down the tech support for DrayTek in the US and talked to the guy about the Vigor 110.

    It really sounds like the right device. It is an ADSL modem and PPPoE/PPPoA bridge. It lets the ethernet device (my pfSense WAN interface in this case) pass authentication information to it in PPPoE and it re-encapsulates the information in PPPoA and sends it up to the DSLAM. From then on the ethernet device is directly bridged to the ADSL line and gets the public IP address by DHCP.

    The problem now is that the one place I found in the U.S. that sells them wants a minimum order of 1000 pieces. About 999 more than I have a need for right now. Has anyone found a U.S. source for these?

    Thanks, Bill

  • I just got off the phone with DrayTek's master importer and they are waiting for the 1000 piece order. So, it looks like there is no U.S. supplier right now. I've explained the issues and he's going to see if he can get DrayTek to sell him 100 units to start with. He'll be getting back to me, so stay tuned. If you're interested in one of these please let me know so I can tell him how much solid interest there is in the US pfSense community.

    • Bill

  • Qwest DSL supports PPPoE at most, if not all locations. So you should try using that.