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DSL-AC88U Modem Bridge Problem
#1
I wonder if anyone could help

I had someone from BT arrive this morning and put me over to G.fast but unfortunately ripped my old faithful HG612 out and replaced it with a Smarthub X. I went out and quickly bought a DSL-AC88U as Id read on here you could use it in modem bridge mode so my Pfsense could return to its routing duties. 

However, when I set up the bridge mode following the guide, my Pfsense box refuses to see the AC88U. Which port am I supposed to hook my Pfsense box into when connecting it to the AC88U? Is it WAN? Or the one you select in the PVC settings? Do I turn off DHCP if that is handled by my router? Do I need to update to a beta version of the firmware to enable modem bridge mode?

Thanks
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(02-08-2018, 01:25 PM)Xiofire Wrote: I wonder if anyone could help

I had someone from BT arrive this morning and put me over to G.fast but unfortunately ripped my old faithful HG612 out and replaced it with a Smarthub X. I went out and quickly bought a DSL-AC88U as Id read on here you could use it in modem bridge mode so my Pfsense could return to its routing duties. 

However, when I set up the bridge mode following the guide, my Pfsense box refuses to see the AC88U. Which port am I supposed to hook my Pfsense box into when connecting it to the AC88U? Is it WAN? Or the one you select in the PVC settings? Do I turn off DHCP if that is handled by my router? Do I need to update to a beta version of the firmware to enable modem bridge mode?

Thanks

Default Route is WAN I believe, if not try LAN1, do not forget, the DSL-AC88U does not support VLAN ID (802.1q) so this has to be configured via Pfsense box.

Also ensure no ISP service name/Passwords are used via DSL-AC88U, as this also need to be configured by Pfsense box,
UK Sentinel


DrayTeK 130 Modem connected to Netgear XR500, ASUS RT-AC86U then connected to Netgear XR500 

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#3
Ethernet-WAN port is only if you use it without modem-part in router-mode, then you would come from other DSL-modem to this WAN-port.
But you will use DSL-WAN-port instead.
So your Pfsense has to be in a LAN-port.
Now I cant help you anymore, have to wait for UK Sentinel or others.

Here they solved it (at the end) for a smarthub5, maybe similar on your homehub7?
https://community.bt.com/t5/Home-setup-W...-p/1437081

Update: ok he has been faster, so go on with the admin

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(02-08-2018, 02:20 PM)UK Sentinel Wrote:
(02-08-2018, 01:25 PM)Xiofire Wrote: I wonder if anyone could help

I had someone from BT arrive this morning and put me over to G.fast but unfortunately ripped my old faithful HG612 out and replaced it with a Smarthub X. I went out and quickly bought a DSL-AC88U as Id read on here you could use it in modem bridge mode so my Pfsense could return to its routing duties. 

However, when I set up the bridge mode following the guide, my Pfsense box refuses to see the AC88U. Which port am I supposed to hook my Pfsense box into when connecting it to the AC88U? Is it WAN? Or the one you select in the PVC settings? Do I turn off DHCP if that is handled by my router? Do I need to update to a beta version of the firmware to enable modem bridge mode?

Thanks

Default Route is WAN I believe, if not try LAN1, do not forget, the DSL-AC88U does not support VLAN ID (802.1q) so this has to be configured via Pfsense box.

Also ensure no ISP service name/Passwords are used via DSL-AC88U, as this also need to be configured by Pfsense box,

Thanks Sentinal

Do you know how I go about applying the VLAN ID to my PPPoE WAN on Pfsense? Struggling to find that option and my Pfsense box is refusing to see the bridged Asus modem
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#5
No problem, not a Pfsense user myself, but this is what I Google'd


1. Go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the VLANs tab to create the VLAN,
2. go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the "+" at the bottom right to add the VLAN to the pool of interfaces available to pfSense,
3. go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the PPPs tab then click on the "+" to add a new PPPoE interface (if necessary) then configure it
4. go to Interfaces -> (assign) to set the pfSense WAN interface to the newly configured PPPoE interface.

Hope this helps?
UK Sentinel


DrayTeK 130 Modem connected to Netgear XR500, ASUS RT-AC86U then connected to Netgear XR500 

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(02-08-2018, 04:06 PM)UK Sentinel Wrote: No problem, not a Pfsense user myself, but this is what I Google'd


1. Go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the VLANs tab to create the VLAN,
2. go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the "+" at the bottom right to add the VLAN to the pool of interfaces available to pfSense,
3. go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the PPPs tab then click on the "+" to add a new PPPoE interface (if necessary) then configure it
4. go to Interfaces -> (assign) to set the pfSense WAN interface to the newly configured PPPoE interface.

Hope this helps?

Thanks Sentinel.

I'll give this a go once the connection is not in use and I can really sit down with it.

Thanks again for your great help, I'll post back again if I run into any issues Big Grin

Thanks again.
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