Transparent Bridge config for CenturyLink Zyxel C3000Z
I need some dumb help. I have been doing transparent bridges with my ISPs for over a decade and until today I never had a problem with any type of router or pfSense. I'm running a Netgate SG-2220 with latest firmware and just signed up for CenturyLink pair bonded DSL with the Zyxel C3000Z modem. I configured the modem (I know it's a bridge) for transparent bridging and changed the WAN on pfSense to PPPoE. It didn't work. In fact, it took out pfSense completely! I eventually reboot the firewall and it wouldn't come back up. I had to use the console to start from scratch. Then I reloaded a saved configuration. It gave me all sorts of fits trying to get pfSense happy again which has become a huge shot to my confidence in its reliability, but I digress. The transparent bridging didn't work and I'm wondering what I could have done wrong. It seems so simple. Is there something that I could be missing to get transparent bridging to work in my configuration?
I have my PPP username and password.
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I did this with my bonded pair about 3 years ago. I do not have it anymore but it worked as it was supposed to.
My guess is an issue with your original config. Can you simply try setting up from scratch?
I'm not entirely certain what happened but I have everything working again. I don't know why pfSense failed to boot after a while. I needed to specify the interface to VLAN mappings in the console for it to boot up. Then somehow my switch just got in a funky state where i need to keep restarting everything until VLANs and DHCP stabilized. I know that sounds odd, but that's the wonky state I got myself into and I don't fully comprehend it yet. And now.. everything is working just fine and I have pfSense working with my bonded DSL modem in a transparent bridge. The issue I had before was the transport mode in the modem when I configured the transparent bridge. So it had nothing at all to do with pfSense settings in the end. But somehow it got jacked in the process.