I'M STUCK: pppoe client



  • Hi everyone,

    I am trying to connect a pfSense router to a Centurytel DSL account.  I use and love pfSense at home on a DHCP (cable modem) environment.  However, this DSL account is giving me trouble.  Currently there is a simple Linksys wireless router installed, and it works great.  I have the correct pppoe user name and password, and even tried spoofing the pfSense's WAN MAC to match the Linksys MAC.  I've never used BSD/UNIX/Linux in a PPPOE environment, so I really don't even know where to start…  I plug the ethernet cable from the modem to the Linksys and it connects immediately.  The modem is a SpeedStream 5260.

    I found in the forum the document about ATT accounts may need <dnsnosec>key in the xml file, and have also tried this.

    I get the following from the pfSense Log:

    Jul 17 08:36:23 mpd: AUTHPROTO PAP
    Jul 17 08:36:23 mpd: MAGICNUM 17436208
    Jul 17 08:36:23 mpd: MRU 1492
    Jul 17 08:36:23 mpd: MAGICNUM 969cb8c9
    Jul 17 08:36:23 mpd: MESG: Request Denied
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MRU 1492
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MAGICNUM ef32cbc7
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MRU 1492
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: AUTHPROTO PAP
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MAGICNUM 53f31e48
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MRU 1492
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: AUTHPROTO PAP
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MAGICNUM 53f31e48
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MRU 1492
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MAGICNUM ef32cbc7
    Jul 17 08:36:30 mpd: MESG: Request Denied
    Jul 17 08:36:36 mpd: MRU 1492
    Jul 17 08:36:36 mpd: MAGICNUM 9799582c
    Jul 17 08:36:36 mpd: MRU 1492

    Any help is appreciated!  (I have tried this with v1.2.3RC1 and v2.0-ALPHA-ALPHA with the same results)
    John</dnsnosec>



  • Does anybody have any thoughts or suggestions?  I tried to do a packet capture on the WAN NIC, but it captures 0 packets.



  • Hrm…

    Maybe a silly question, but have you tried rebooting the DSL modem after moving to the PFS box?



  • Yes.  I even tried everything off, turn the pfSense box on and let it boot, then turn the modem on… same result.



  • Maybe if you followed the instructions here the additional configuration options may get you there.

    http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/27/71/


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