2x DSL -> Tomato/MLPPP -> PFsense, is it possible?



  • Hey guys

    I would like to set up a new network at home with my new bonded teksavvy DSL lines, but have not been able to figure out / find any information on the way I wish to do it. Here is how I'd like to do it, because I own all the hardware already for it:

    2x DSL -> bonded/MLPPP with Tomato on a WRT54G -> pfsense -> WRT610N -> PC's/Wifi from 610N with dd-wrt

    How would I go about doing this? I have been able to get pfsense to hand out the IP's through my 610N, but haven't been able to get pfsense to grab the WAN info through the 54G.

    Any help is appreciated!



  • 2.0 will do mlppp on its own without having to use the tomato router in the mix…  Just a suggestion.

    Do you have them on different subnets?  What are your lan IP's for the various boxes?

    On your pfSense wan page unclick "block private networks" at the bottom of the page.



  • Thanks for the reply.

    The reason I wanted to use the 54G for this is to bond the two lines with MLPPP, without having to buy a 3rd NIC for the server box (i'm not sure if it has room for a 3rd anyway). I will tinker with it some more and see what i can come up with. Thanks for the lead with unblocking private networks, I will dig into it this evening. In the mean time does anyone know how to configure the tomato router for this to work, or is it entirely configured on pfsense?



  • @humm3r:

    In the mean time does anyone know how to configure the tomato router for this to work, or is it entirely configured on pfsense?

    Depends what you mean…  Do you have the tomato working with mlppp?

    If so what is its lan address?  Is it handing out addresses via dhcp on its lan ports?

    Linksys by default has a 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. So does pfSense...  They cannot both use this subnet at the same time in the configuration you describe...  You would need to change one of them to another subnet...



  • I have tomato working with MLPPP perfectly fine. I turned off DHCP and to test that the internet and MLPPP is working i used a static IP assigned manually in windows. As well, it is running on 10.1.1.1, and I will be assigning 10.1.1.2 to PFsense, with the hope that 10.1.1.100 - 10.1.1.150 would be DHCP from pfsense. I just havent figured out how to get tomato hooked into PFsense, I have it assigning IP's already through a second router running dd-wrt that is wired to the box I want to use for pfsense. DHCP on that is off as well, and I can connect to pfsense web admin and see myself there in the list of clients no problem.


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