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Noddy guide for BT Infinity PPPOE setup?

Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:27 am

I'm trying to replace our HomeHub with an RB951G, but can't quite get it to work.

Has anyone a step-by-step config guide for this setup, please?

After several resets and trying to do just what the manual for the initial config says http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:In ... on#Summary
..I just let it do it all itself, not adding static DNS entries or anything else.

It dials-in and connects, gets an IP from the ISP, sets up DNS server references and acts as a local DHCP server - all good.
I can ping from the router, plus it will successfully check for updates, so it can see, and get responses from, the internet.

A pc, connected to the router can get an ip (via lan or wireless).
It can do DNS lookups, but cannot ping through.

I suspect either a firewall issue (I have left the default settings in place) or maybe need to add some sort of bridge between the pppoe interface and the rest of the interfaces, but not sure how to proceed.

Any advice gratefully taken!

Cheers - Simon
 
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Re: Noddy guide for BT Infinity PPPOE setup?

Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:11 am

Weird - after a few attempts at resetting to factory-default and trying again, it suddenly started working fine.
I'm now connected and working.

I'm concerned at how many attempts to hack in from the Internet are happening.

Can I restrict external ssh/ftp or other external access attempts to a couple of specific MACs and drop everyone else?
 
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Re: Noddy guide for BT Infinity PPPOE setup?

Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:41 pm

Add input chain rules to only allow access for what you need, specify the pppoe client as the in interface.

You should also have rules to allow established and related packets.

Then add a drop rule at the end of the input chain.

Hope that helps

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