I have a Peplink Balance 30.
I feature I really miss (from pfSense) is the ability to access the modem connected to a PPPoE configured WAN interface.
My setup has multiple ADSL modems configured in bridge mode, connected to Peplink WAN interfaces configured as PPPoE.
I prefer this configuration for two reasons:
- NAT is performed by the Peplink device which has a much more powerful processor than any modem.
- All configuration is contained in the one place and if a modem fails, it’s a simple matter of configuring it for bridge mode and it’s a drop in replacement.
In the past, using pfSense, I was able to assign a PPPoE connection and configure a static IP address on the same physical interface. In fact it is even possible to use DHCP but in the case of pfSense, it would add the modems IP address to the list of DNS servers which is not what you want. Using DHCP in the scenario (with PPPoE) is also not advisable as modems often use the same private IP subnet, therefore multiple WAN interfaces on the Peplink would be on the same subnet.
So that’s my feature request; allow configuration of a static IP address on a WAN interface configured as PPPoE and route accordingly from/to LAN.
And thanks guys! Peplink devices are awesome!