ADSL 2+ Modem / Gateway Draytek Vigor 120



  • Hello,
    anyone installed pfSense using an ADSL connection and this modem:
    http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor120.html

    It should be used as a PPoE gateway… any experience?

    Thanks,
    Michele


  • Netgate Administrator

    Been using it for while. Once I had the correct firmware version it works great. I'm using it in pppoa to pppoe mode, which it does by default.
    I think I've written about it here before but there is also quite an extensive thread here:
    http://community.plus.net/forum/?topic=95503

    Steve



  • Thanks Steve, I'll read that (long) post with calm, the important thing is that pfSense can use it, so it fills a gap about ADSL lines that pfSense does not directly supports …

    I hate to be forced to use a proprietary firewall at home, and to implement the "office-home" VPN with a cheap hardware... with this modem I could use an appliance to manage my home network using the firewall I know best...

    Just a question, do you think that an Alix appliance can handle an ADSL 2+ (20mbps down/1mbps up), wifi and an IPSec VPN without performance problems?

    Thanks,
    Michele


  • Netgate Administrator

    The Alix will be fine doing NAT/firewall for a 20/1 connection but you won't get 20Mbps of VPN without the accelerator card.
    Thats not from personal experience though.

    Steve



  • I've been using the Draytek Vigor 120v2 for about three months now without any problems. I am running the the shipped Annex B firmware 3.2.6. My Vigor acts as a pure modem in PPPoE pass-through mode. In this setup pfSense works as a PPPoE client.

    Peter



  • Thanks a lot to both for your answers!!

    I will try soon to implement pfSense also at home with an Alix solution + Vigor 120…

    Thanks,
    Michele


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