ISP Modem in Bridge - IPoE - no IP PFSesnse WAN



  • Hi all,

    I've managed to get my ISP Router/Modem setup as a bridge. I would like to get the public IP from my ISP on the WAN interface of my PFSense box.

    My ISP uses IPoE to deliver public IPs. As i understand it DHCP on the PFSense WAN interface should be enough, but it doesn't seem to work. The IP just sits at 0.0.0.0. I've also tried spoofing the MAC address of the ISP router on the WAN interface of PFSense without any luck.

    If i take a packet dump on the WAN interface on PFSense i can see lots of ARP traffic on the external network. I can see the WAN gateway on the outside sending ARP packets and so on. So the connection is bridged, i just can't get an IP from my ISP. I see that PFSense is sending DHCP query packets, but not getting a reply.

    Maybe there is some other sort of security involved?

    Is there anything I've not thought about maybe?

    Thanks.



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  • same here… try to googling but still no luck



  • @JBNixx:

    Hi all,

    I've managed to get my ISP Router/Modem setup as a bridge. I would like to get the public IP from my ISP on the WAN interface of my PFSense box.

    My ISP uses IPoE to deliver public IPs. As i understand it DHCP on the PFSense WAN interface should be enough, but it doesn't seem to work. The IP just sits at 0.0.0.0. I've also tried spoofing the MAC address of the ISP router on the WAN interface of PFSense without any luck.

    If i take a packet dump on the WAN interface on PFSense i can see lots of ARP traffic on the external network. I can see the WAN gateway on the outside sending ARP packets and so on. So the connection is bridged, i just can't get an IP from my ISP. I see that PFSense is sending DHCP query packets, but not getting a reply.

    Maybe there is some other sort of security involved?

    Is there anything I've not thought about maybe?

    Thanks.

    that righ, I dont know, may be I thinking Is there anything I've not thought about maybe?


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