Quote from: timbp on Today at 06:03:49 pmI'm not sure what you mean by that: the ppp log reported ppp had exhausted its connection attempts and exited? can you post an extract from the log at that time?
Four hours later PPPoE stopped and I have not been able to get it to connect since.
No I don't have logs from that time.
Initially, I booted from a USB and installed to a hard disk. I then did the setup wizard, and everything worked perfectly. I spent some time setting up static IPs, rules and schedules, and eventually had a system that appeared to be doing everything I wanted. PPPoE was connected, I was watching a movie streaming from a NAS, one child was playing Xbox online while simultaneously using Skype, others were browsing Facebook, and everyone was happy.
Then, about 4 hours later, the power supply to the modem was interrupted. I plugged it back in, and pfsense has not been able to get a PPPoE connection.
I have unplugged and replugged all the cables multiple times, both to ensure they are connected, and because i have tried putting other old routers in place of the pfsense box -- and they connect to PPPoE immediately.
I have gone back to the start -- booted from a USB, installed to the hard disk, run the setup wizard, all exactly as I did the first time when it worked.
I doubt I'll get back to this for a while now. I'm trying another firmware on one of the old routers. It doesn't have the flexibility in scheduled rules that pfsense has, but it may be sufficient.
Thanks for your help anyway.