PPPOe Droping on wireless network



  • I have this setup

    Internet–-WAN/PFsense/Lan----Access Point )))((((( wifi client

    Pfsense is running PPPoe server on the LAN side and working but if a wireless client disconnect and reconnect the PPPoe connection will be lost and will not reconnect for a while .
    Is it possible to shorten this time to 15 sec or 30 sec to avoid a longer wait ?
    This is usefull because wireless connections can drop very often .
    I looked around and found this contained on /etc/ppp/ppp.conf

    set timeout 180                        # 3 minute idle timer (the default)
    
    

    Is this the value to change ?
    Thanks in advanced



  • I think there should be no problem for reconnecting. In fact, if you lower that timer and the client doesn't cause traffic for 30 seconds (in case you lower this one) it will drop the line. Don't think you want that. At least for PPTP (which is similiar to PPPoE as it uses the same deamon) I can connect right after the connection failed and it will drop the previous inactive session.



  • @hoba:

    I think there should be no problem for reconnecting. In fact, if you lower that timer and the client doesn't cause traffic for 30 seconds (in case you lower this one) it will drop the line. Don't think you want that. At least for PPTP (which is similiar to PPPoE as it uses the same deamon) I can connect right after the connection failed and it will drop the previous inactive session.

    Thats better because the problem is until it reaches the 3 min the same user will not be able to login .
    Thanks for the hint i'll try PPTP



  • Btw, PPTP is encrypted whereas PPPoE is not. FWIW it's more secure using PPTP.


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