[Ukfreebsd] pfsense/Ethernet Modem - Vigor 100 (not 110!)

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Wed Feb 25 16:04:53 GMT 2009

You are on the right track.  You may be able to get the manual for this 
beast online rather than wait for them to ship something to you.  You may 
also get some help from your ISP (did they provide this box to you as part 
of their service?), who may be able to tell you if you can put it in 
bridging mode.  I would start with Google something like "Speedtouch 780WL 
Broadband Gateway Bridging setup".

Option three sounds more like a DMZ setup.  There should be somewhere to 
specifiy explicitly "bridging".

If you do figure that much out, you will give the public IP address to 
your pfsense outside ethernet port.

Another option would be to use the DMZ setup (which sounds like option 3) 
which should direct all traffic unfiltered to the pfsense box, but on an 
internal address.  You can still then do all of your filtering on the 
pfsense box, and just have ANOTHER internal segment defined for the other 
side of the pfsense box, and the rest of your network.  A little hokey, 
but valid.


On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Passive PROFITS wrote:

> --- On Wed, 2/25/09, Jeff LaCoursiere <jeff at jeff.net> wrote:
>> This may seem like a silly suggestion,
> Hi Jeff,
> Thanks for the speedy response; much appreciated.  First off - nothing is a silly suggestion when you're as new to this as me ...  Please - treat me like the idiot I am when it comes to all of this!
> but the easiest way
>> would be for
>> you to continue to use your "SOHO" equipment to
>> terminate the DSL line.
> OK ...  That would be great news if I can make it work that way ...  Certainly I hadn't costed buying any new equipment so if I can get the current router to work the way you suggest, that would be, like, fantastic ... and I can get on with building the new LAN today, rather than waiting a week for an Ethernet modem to arrive!
>> If you can put this device in bridging mode
> Have you any idea how I would go about trying to do that?  It might be worth repeating here I'm completely new to pretty much all of this, so do not even know what 'bridging mode' is, though a quick wikipedia tells me it's not so hard to understand roughly what this means, I think!
> FYI, the blurb from the existing modem/router/gateway box does tell me the following in the 'router features' section:
> - Bridging/Relay:  Ethernet/PPPoE
> So I'm hopeful this means I can use the existing hardware as you suggest?
> However, having just played around with the gateways config, I can find only one thing/setting which might be the thing you are talking about... In the firewall section of the router/modem config it has three settings:
> 1)  Block All - self explanatory! :)
> 2)  Standard - allow all out; block all in with game/app sharing
> allowed.
> 3)  Disabled - All traffic is allowed to pass through your speedtouch. 
> Game and application sharing is allowed by the firewall.
> Am I right to assume if I set the firewall to disabled/3 above, the 
> router/modem is now in 'bridging mode'?  There is no reference anywhere 
> else in the config screens to anything else that seems to be it ... FYI 
> I've just written to the manufacturer and asked for a user manual ... 
> so hopefully if it's more complicated than that, the manual will spill 
> the beans on how to get this done ...  when ever (if ever) that manual 
> arrives!
> If so, the only other thing that's holding me up, is that this SOHO 
> modem/router (Speedtouch 780WL Broadband Gateway) has four cat5 LAN 
> ports on it ...  Do I simply (if the above gets bridging working) plug 
> in a cat5 cable into one of these LAN ports, and plug the other end into 
> the pfsense box, and off I go?  Job done?
> I would just give it a spin, but that would involve hours untangling the 
> snake-pit of leads to get the parts in the right place, and having spent 
> the last two days doing just that ...  I'd be grateful for knowing that 
> I was not doing all that re-wiring, just to end up having to re-do it 
> all again, because what I've just described, isn't the way to do it! LOL
> Any further help very much appreciated ...  I'm keen to try get this 
> done today, now I know it might be possible with this existing hardware! 
> :)
> Keen; me! :) LOL
> Sincerely,
> PP
> you will have
>> exactly what you
>> want - DSL converted to ethernet and pfsense has all the
>> filtering
>> responsibilities.
>> j
>> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Passive PROFITS wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> This is my first post here, I think, so be gentle! :)
>>> I have moved over from Windows to Linux, and had a
>> play with FreeBSD, all in the last 18 months; I'm not at
>> all a techie by profession, so struggle quite a bit, but
>> feel I'm finally getting places with FOSS!
>>> I am writing to the list as I've just installed
>> pfsense on an old machine here that I wish to use as a
>> firewall; so far so good - I am trying to reconfigure the
>> LAN here more from a SOHO setup (using a consumer
>> gateway/firewall/router) to a corporate-type LAN setup with
>> a dedicated firewall machine, i.e. to have an internet
>> connection, a LAN and also a DMZ.  At the same time I wish
>> to go completely wired, for security reasons.
>>> Unfortunately, I discovered that I need an Ethernet
>> modem (it would seem) to (easily!) configure pfsense to act
>> in the way that I wish it to.  Certainly I cannot find any
>> way to use the USB ADSL modem I have of old, only reference
>> from one poster here that it took them 3 months of
>> head-scratching to get that sort of set-up to work.  I'm
>> keen to avoid that outcome, as I've already spent 24
>> hours head-scratching before I realised I was trying to use
>> the wrong sort of modem - a USB one!! LOL
>>> The question I have that I would be immensely grateful
>> for an answer to, is whether or not this product will work
>> as the Ethernet modem on the pfsense machine:  Draytek Vigor
>> 100 ADSL2+ Ethernet Modem -
>> http://www.shop.bt.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=512Z&SearchType=1&SearchTerms=vigor+100&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=0#imagegallery
>>> I note that the archives of the list contain positive
>> reference to Draytek Vigor 110 ... this model is the vigor
>> 100; would it also do the job??
>>> TIA for any confirmation it will (or won't!) work
>> or pointers to what other makes/models will (ideally very
>> easily) do the job.  Specifically there is a few of these
>> Ethernet modems available on ebay - D-Link DSL-320T ADSL
>> Ethernet Modem (1 RJ-11 ADSL port)  - would that work if I
>> cannot get a hold of the draytek vigor 100?
>>> Sincerely,
>>> PP
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