Cant get PPPOE to work !



  • Hi all !
    As first post i have to say Great forum and great job you guys doing ! Keep Going !!  ;)

    Im guetting started with pfsense, for now im testing the 1.2.3 release i got it working like a charm with "DHCP" and "Static Ip" confing but i cant get it working as PPPOE I put the mac adress of the modem/router that i got from my ISP but still nothing.(of course i put the modem in bridging mode).
    I think the problm comes from my ISP there is no way to make any other modem/router working expect the one they provided, to make some tests i took an other modem/router that i chaged its mac adress to the same one of the modem/router provided by my ISP but still nothing. What makes this modem/router so special ??!! is there any workaround ?
    NB: the ISP modem/router has a standard non branded firmware!
    Thx for the Help  :)



  • I switched to pfsense 2.0 ALPHA.
    here is a part of the log im Having :

    its showing My WAN NIC MAC ADRESS (of course I have put the Modem/router mac adress in pfsense config)
                                                                                V
                                                                                V
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: MESG: Bad ADSL port - [ 00:50:xx:xx:xx:xx ]
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: Using authname "mylogin"
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: Name: "ACNAME….."
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: MAGICNUM 0da58ad4
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: MRU 1492
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: MAGICNUM 77779f73
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: AUTHPROTO CHAP MD5
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: MRU 1442
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: MAGICNUM 77779f73
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: AUTHPROTO CHAP MD5
    Dec 15 01:55:01 mpd: MRU 1442
    Dec 15 01:55:00 mpd: MAGICNUM 0da58ad4
    Dec 15 01:55:00 mpd: MRU 1492
    Dec 15 01:55:00 mpd: PPPoE: rec'd ACNAME "ACNAME....."
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: MESG: Bad ADSL port -  [ 00:50:xx:xx:xx:xx ]
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: Using authname "mylogin"
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: Name: "ACNAME….."
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: MAGICNUM 03577a18
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: MRU 1492
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: MAGICNUM 502e393e
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: AUTHPROTO CHAP MD5
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: MRU 1442
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: MAGICNUM 502e393e
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: AUTHPROTO CHAP MD5
    Dec 15 01:54:55 mpd: MRU 1442
    Dec 15 01:54:54 mpd: MAGICNUM 03577a18
    Dec 15 01:54:54 mpd: MRU 1492
    Dec 15 01:54:54 mpd: PPPoE: rec'd ACNAME "ACNAME....."
    Dec 15 01:54:49 mpd: MESG: Bad ADSL port - [ 00:50:xx:xx:xx:xx ]
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: Using authname "mylogin"
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: Name: "ACNAME….."
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: MAGICNUM 3cd608d4
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: MRU 1492
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: MAGICNUM 6321d27d
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: AUTHPROTO CHAP MD5
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: MRU 1442
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: MAGICNUM 6321d27d
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: AUTHPROTO CHAP MD5
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: MRU 1442
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: MAGICNUM 3cd608d4
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: MRU 1492
    Dec 15 01:54:48 mpd: PPPoE: rec'd ACNAME "ACNAME....."
    Dec 15 01:54:42 mpd: MESG: Bad ADSL port - [ 00:50:xx:xx:xx:xx ]
    Dec 15 01:54:41 mpd: Using authname "mylogin"
    Dec 15 01:54:41 mpd: Name: "ACNAME….."
    Dec 15 01:54:41 mpd: MAGICNUM 1794382c
    Dec 15 01:54:41 mpd: MRU 1492
    Dec 15 01:54:41 mpd: MAGICNUM 4357270b
    Dec 15 01:54:41 mpd: AUTHPROTO CHAP MD5
    Dec 15 01:54:41 mpd: MRU 1442

    Any Ideas ?  ::)



  • verify username and password.
    call isp for help if still failed, tell them you want to put you modem into transparent bridging mode.

    whos your isp?



  • Hi, Thx for the answer !
    -Im sure that the username and passwor are correct !
    -I tried a sagem 2404, and a speedtouch 585 V6 and they are very simple to set into bridging mode
    -My Isp is one %$!!%* Isp in Africa !



  • Have you tried NOT spoofing the mac? This is usually not required.



  • what is strange is that im having the same pfsense log with or without spoofing the mac (I always have the NIC mac adress)
    maybe the spoofing is not working after all  ??? ???
    plus in the 2.0 ALPHA the WAN mac adress is no longer shown in "Satus"-> "Interfaces" as previous versions.. can u put back guys ? ;)



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