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pfSense and plus.net setup

cphillips1
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Registered: ‎11-09-2019

pfSense and plus.net setup

Hi,

I currently have the following:

Internet -> BT Openreach modem -> Netgear R9000 router -> LAN (comprising ESX server and various VMs)

 

 

I would like to switch my Netgear R9000 router to become an Access Point and have a pfSense installation doing the work of that as the router.  

How do I setup the WAN side of pfSense?  Do I need to set it to use PPPOE or DHCP/Static?  My account with Plus.net has a static IP.  The more I read on the internet the more confused I become! 

At the moment I have pfSense running as a VM (no VLAN's involved) on ESX.


More than happy to provide any further details as needed!


Thanks in advance.

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Superuser
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Re: pfSense and plus.net setup

@cphillips1 

Do I need to set it to use PPPOE or DHCP/Static?  My account with Plus.net has a static IP.  The more I read on the internet the more confused I become! 

You set it for PPPoE and obtain IP from ISP.

It matters not whether you have a dynamic or static IP on your account. Effectively, having a static IP just means that you will always be allocated the same IP.

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cphillips1
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Registered: ‎11-09-2019

Re: pfSense and plus.net setup



MisterW

 

Thanks, I set it to PPPoE, entered my username and password for plus.net and it sprang into life.
I can't get out to the internet at the moment so looks like I have an issue with DNS (I have a Windows Domain on my network and use that for DNS) so need to do some more troubleshooting but have made progress!

 

 

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