PPPoE stands for Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet, a network protocol that allows and encapsulates Point-to-Point frames over Ethernet frames. PPPoE allows two clients to connect to pfSense using PPPoE and to conveniently pass data between each other.
This recipe describes how to enable a PPPoE server on pfSense.
- Navigate to
PPPoE server, as shown in the following screenshot:
- Click on the
- Check the
Enable PPPoE Servercheckbox:
- Choose an interface in the
Interfacedrop-down menu (probably WAN).
Total User Countto the maximum number of users you want to be able to use the PPPoE server at the same time.
- In the
Subnet maskdrop-down box, select the CIDR corresponding to your subnet mask (for example, 24 is 255.255.255.0).
Remote Address Rangetext field, specify the starting address of the client IP address subnet. The total range will be the starting address, plus the number specified in
Total User Count.
- In the