I just got my pfs router running and need help with pppoe settings



  • I just got my pfsense router running and it is connected to my att 2wire modem/router .
    what i am planning is to switch the 2wire to bridged mode so I can manage everything with the pfsense router.

    But here's the catch. I'm not sure how I authenticate my pppoe account with att after I switch off pppoe on the 2wire.

    when I tried the first time I switched the 2wire router to bridged and typed my pppoe username and password into the pfsense router.
    after saving the configuration of both and restarting I had no internet connection. The modem dsl connection light is on but the internet light is dark. Is all the pppoe settings done with the pfsense router or am I missing something else?

    Sorry I'm not sure if i know what I'm talking about. But I hope someone can help



  • I don't run ATT DSL at home, but I run one another ISP. Once in bridge mode, pfSense should handle the authentication. You might need a service name or not.
    Did you do something like: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15835
    The internet light will not work in bridge mode it looks like. It does look like these particular modems are a bit harder than most to work with anything else. That just seems to be the norm with ATT internet.



  • @podilarius:

    I don't run ATT DSL at home, but I run one another ISP. Once in bridge mode, pfSense should handle the authentication. You might need a service name or not.
    Did you do something like: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15835
    The internet light will not work in bridge mode it looks like. It does look like these particular modems are a bit harder than most to work with anything else. That just seems to be the norm with ATT internet.

    Ok, i followed those instructions and I'm going to give it  another try I'll reply with the results.
    P.S. what would the service name be if I needed one



  • Looks like you don't need one with ATT.



  • wow att is really a pain for authentication.

    I switched the router into bridged mode and then switched the connection type on the pfsense router to pppoe and I still got nothing.
    I think I'm going to get a different modem because switching isp's isn't an option right now.  :-\

    Do you have a good DSL modem you would recommend?



  • I use a Draytek Vigor 120 in bridge mode, works great. I got it mainly due to its popularity on these forums.



  • Check the PPP log to see how authentication is going; Status/System Logs then select the PPP tab.

    I use a Cisco 857 in bridge mode.


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