Pfsense 2.0.1 and Netcomm NB5 Plus 4 Rev2



  • Hi,

    I have pfsence 2.0 running fine on a PC with 2 nics and a (Netcomm NB5 Plus 4 Rev2 modem) in bridge mode.

    I have just purchased a mini ITX setup with 2 nics and installed pfsense 2.0.1 and then restored settings from the above machine, when I boot I cannot connect to my ISP.

    Im using PPPoe to connect with the Netcomm modem in bridge mode.

    As a test I tried a very old no brand modem and all works just fine. Once connected with the old modem I can swap in the Netcomm and it works fine, but does not work after a reboot.

    PPP log does not seem to show much.

    But I found this in the system log not sure what it means.

    Jan 31 13:23:02 apinger: No usable targets found, exiting
    Jan 31 13:23:04 php: : ROUTING: setting default route to 192.168.1.1
    Jan 31 13:23:04 php: : The command '/sbin/route change -inet default '192.168.1.1'' returned exit code '1', the output was 'route: writing to routing socket: No such process route: writing to routing socket: Network is unreachable change net default: gateway 192.168.1.1: Network is unreachable'

    Any ideas?

    Thanks



  • Getting 192.168.1.1 as your gateway from what that's showing, is that also your LAN IP? If so, you'll have to change your LAN IP and subnet.



  • I found that 192.168.1.1 was an old gateway leftover from testing. I have set the default gateway to the ISP IP. Now I dont get the error in the system log. But I dont think this was the problem as I still cannot connect.

    Below is the output from the PPP log. You can see that it keeps timming out and at the very end you can see when I swap to the old modem and a connection is established.

    I guess I will just get a new modem and try that, but its just weird that it worked with 2.0 and not 2.0.1.

    Thanks

    Feb 1 10:46:56 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Feb 1 10:46:56 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 1 in 2 seconds
    Feb 1 10:46:58 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 1
    Feb 1 10:46:58 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Connecting to ''
    Feb 1 10:47:07 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:07 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Feb 1 10:47:07 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Feb 1 10:47:07 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 2 in 2 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:09 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 2
    Feb 1 10:47:09 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Connecting to ''
    Feb 1 10:47:18 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:18 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Feb 1 10:47:18 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Feb 1 10:47:18 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 3 in 1 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:19 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 3
    Feb 1 10:47:19 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Connecting to ''
    Feb 1 10:47:29 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:29 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Feb 1 10:47:29 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Feb 1 10:47:29 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 4 in 4 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:33 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 4
    Feb 1 10:47:33 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Connecting to ''
    Feb 1 10:47:42 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:42 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Feb 1 10:47:42 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Feb 1 10:47:42 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 5 in 3 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:45 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 5
    Feb 1 10:47:45 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Connecting to ''
    Feb 1 10:47:54 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:54 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Feb 1 10:47:54 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Feb 1 10:47:54 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 6 in 1 seconds
    Feb 1 10:47:55 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 6
    Feb 1 10:47:55 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Connecting to ''
    Feb 1 10:48:04 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Feb 1 10:48:04 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Feb 1 10:48:04 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Feb 1 10:48:04 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 7 in 4 seconds
    Feb 1 10:48:08 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 7
    Feb 1 10:48:08 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Connecting to ''
    Feb 1 10:48:17 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE connection timeout after 9 seconds
    Feb 1 10:48:17 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: DOWN event
    Feb 1 10:48:17 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Down event
    Feb 1 10:48:17 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 8 in 3 seconds
    Feb 1 10:48:20 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 8
    Feb 1 10:48:20 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: Connecting to ''
    Feb 1 10:48:23 ppp: PPPoE: rec'd ACNAME "bras-1"
    Feb 1 10:48:23 ppp: [wan_link0] PPPoE: connection successful
    Feb 1 10:48:23 ppp: [wan_link0] Link: UP event
    Feb 1 10:48:23 ppp: [wan_link0] LCP: Up event



  • I just purchased a new TP-Link modem TD-8840 and seems to work fine now. I think I will stick to the new modem.


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