WISP using PPOE server



  • hi guys can you help me how to set up PPOE server?Im building now a small WISP in our city and is it possible to used the PPOE server of pfsense for use authentication?



  • I setup a test bed for this.

    Internet - pfSense - AP - CPE

    I setup pfSense to do Captive Portal + PPPoE Auth.  The Captive Portal is just a MOTD and PayPal gateway so when non-customers connect they will know what to do to get access.

    PPPoE is connecting to my FreeRADIUS that's connected to my Postgresql DB.  My RADIUS SQL is fairly customized to fit my CRM.

    My test bed of three users works with Mac, Linux, XP, Vista so far.  No issues with just three users.  I just don't know if it can handle my user base of 150 customers currently.  I'm running on a quad processor box with 2GB ram.  My only question is how stable it is.

    Currently I'm running m0n0wall with Captive Portal.  I have to restart CP at least once a day to fix issues with connecting.  It works well otherwise, except it's a Captive Portal (have to go to a web page before internet works).

    I would have just done WPA + RADIUS, but I wanted the CP to inform new users and have a payment gateway.  I run a Pre-Paid service in a small town.



  • what kind of AP are you using?brand and specifications.tnx


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