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by burchbri
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

RT firmware has a half-bridge script pppHB.sh that may be of use with pppoa connection. I took a quick look at the script, which credits you as the author 5 years ago. It is too big and full of symbolics for me to understand easily. I found a discussion that suggested half-bridge is applicable to a...
by burchbri
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

Postscript: After thinking I had successfully converted my ADSL connection to PPPoE, I began to notice strange intermittent problems. Sometimes a complex web page would appear to have loaded, even though the browser indicated it was still expecting data. I captured the ppp traffic with wireshark, bu...
by burchbri
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

I think it would be best to post it in this thread. Thanks. If you are reading this post, either you have encountered the problem discussed earlier, or you are just wondering why anyone would need or want to use a pppoe-bridge connection. This is a summary of my reasoning and the steps I took to se...
by burchbri
Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

As far as documenting your specific problem is concerned, perhaps full documentation of how you got to unearth the problem would be helpful for posterity (i.e., a step-by-step account of your attempts at setting up the bridge, etc). Once again, thanks to everyone for your valuable advice. Which for...
by burchbri
Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

PS: if you are not too fussed about losing the wireless functionality on your 1350A wireless router, then you could always install the non-wireless firmware on it (you would most definitely need to reset to factory defaults first). This would give you the core logic and tiatm versions that you know...
by burchbri
Tue May 21, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

The problem with atm/dsp 7/05 and 1350A was a combination issue. We had the atm/dsp working but not in combination with the GPL kernel and Acorp core-logic, clearly something was changed in the kernel module interface which was used by the core logic. There may be an Acorp firmware with the atm/dsp...
by burchbri
Mon May 20, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

However, would there be any mileage in me learning to do a build, and then substituting the newer binary tiatm (with or without the corresponding core logic)? Would such an endeavor be doomed from the outset? If you can build linux, then you can build the firmware. However, substituting the binary ...
by burchbri
Mon May 20, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

Well, you've lost me (I did say that I was no networking guru). I have always thought that ppp0+br0 = pppoa, and that ppp0+nas0 = pppoe. I don't think that I've ever seen br0+nas0, so I have no idea what that means. You are basically correct as far as running pppd inside the same router . The big d...
by burchbri
Mon May 20, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

What do you feel about the "missing" nas0 interface in bridge mode? I realise the ATM device is managed by a TI closed-source driver, but I am having trouble imagining how linux software could achieve LAN-WAN bridging without instantiating a visible interface - it is possible, but very perverse. I ...
by burchbri
Sun May 19, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

The 1350A router has a different 'core logic version' and different kernel/drivers than the older non-wireless router. We were not able to get the 7.05 drivers to work in a 1350 firmware because Acorp never released the appropriate GPL sourcecode. What you see is correct. Thanks very much for confi...
by burchbri
Sat May 18, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

I've done some more tests and comparisons. I think I've found some differences, but don't know enough to understand whether they are significant. I could post a load of output from both routers running /usr/local/bin/diagnostics.sh - it would have the advantage of missing nothing, but would require ...
by burchbri
Thu May 16, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

Yes, the ethernet frames have different type fields in their headers: tcp/ip, pppoe discovery and pppoe session. All three types of frame will carry the same source and destination MAC's, but the "bridge logic" will have to handle these types differently. I still think I need to do some work on bri...
by burchbri
Thu May 16, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

I've only ever had pppoa, and therefore my interest in half-bridging (which still works for me!), I thought pppoe full bridge was supposed to be an easy option, but I have noticed that it either 'just works' or is a complete pain! It is possible something is broken in RT firmware for you with pppoe...
by burchbri
Wed May 15, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

Re: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

I think you know more about this than any of us! Oh... thanks very much for just being there! It is really VERY HELPFUL (no irony) to know you don't think I've overlooked something obvious. Once (not if) I sort it out we will all be wiser and I'll document the details as I go. Isn't there also a 's...
by burchbri
Wed May 15, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd
Replies: 26
Views: 10191

ppp0e bridge setup with external linux pppd

I am probably being stupid and have missed something simple, but I can't get this working. I have two solwise routers, both running routertech version 2.97, so I have been able to make a/b comparisons without having to change their configurations every time. I have been using pppoa for years to supp...