Current Device : Vr1600v (Supplied by TPG)
Product : TPG NBN (FTTN)
Method : Bridged Mode
Connected to Firewall/Router : pfSense with PPPoE
So I followed these instructions (from here ) to bridge the modem (I used VLAN ID of 2):
Step 1: Connect to your VR1600v web interface and click on the Advanced Tab at the top Step 2: Click on Network and select DSL from the dropdown Step 3: Delete all the existing connections Step 4: Create a new connection using the Add button Step 5: Change the settings to look like this – https://imgur.com/kJD0bal (you might need a vlan ID if your RSP has specified it) and click save Step 6: Select Interface Grouping from the menu on the left Step 7: Click the add button and then use the following settings – https://imgur.com/iEYR7Gj Step 8: Save the settings and now you are good to go
Then I used the instructions here to modify the WAN interface for pfSense.
I started off with iiNet and after hours of tech support with no luck I switched to TPG hoping that as the wholesaler things might be different. Still no luck.
These settings seem to have worked for a lot of people, so is there something different about the setup in Geelong?
Welcome to the community!
We have an existing thread about Bridging our supplied TP-Link VR1600v. you may visit the link below.
You may also use this link: https://community.tpg.com.au/t5/Modems-and-Devices/How-to-turn-on-bridge-mode-on-the-TP-Link-1600v/m...
We'd like to set your expectation that we only provide the basic setup to bridge the modem/router and in the event that the 3rd party equipment that you wish to connect requires advance settings/configuration we recommend to check it with the provider for further assistance.
Let us know should you require further assistance.
Bridging the modem wasn't really my problem, it was connecting through the bridged modem that was causing problems.
Either way I have resolved it now.
In case anyone comes across this post, the solution is to not over complicate things! If the modem is bridged using VLAN ID 2 then there doesn't seem to be any need to also set up any VLAN on pfSense. I simply put in my username/password into the PPPoE Configuration of the WAN interface and it worked. I haven't tested whether DNS is an issue, but I did check the box in General Setup for "Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN" but that is all.