Now however I moved house and ISPs to a PPPoA connection (not connected yet still waiting) and I would LOVE to keep using PFSense, but I am unsure if my ADSL will be supported.
Does anyone know if PFSense has/will have soon PPPoA support, or how it can be added in?
A small explanation might be useful here.
PPPoE: See it like this: your (ADSL) device is a simple modem, like the old RTC days. It's just converting information from one type of physical stream - the phone line - to another one - ATM paquets over Ethernet. The next device in chain (your pFsense box) handles the login and other connection stuff.
PPPoA: Your modem is doing the PPPoE stuff and
the login etc. This modem becomes something more: it will be a router
with one or more LAN and-points (some of them have even a switch integrated). It will be a (the !) gateway for your network, often with NAT, DHCP etc. Your pFsense will be just a router-behind-a-router.
This will work well - if you keep in mind that a "PPPoA mode" doesn't really exist for pFsense. Its WAN network card must be activated as a static (or DHCP) local LAN IP - like 10.0.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.... (Please, let this wan be different as your real LAN IP's, 'behind' the pFsense box).
Things are getting nice if you want to pinhole your routers (for incoming connections’): you have to deal with them twice!!
A nice solution is the Outbound Natting - you will be having access to your PPPoA modem/router by its telnet and/or web interface - you gona need this access for changing settings (password, DHCP server, Firewall, NAT etc).
Conclusion: you prefer PPPoE when working with pFsense, and your ISP will often offer this access method, even if it isn't making clear that it's offering this service. Just try.