Joined: 13 Feb 2014
|Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:02 Post subject: Problem with dd-WRT getting ISP DNS over PPPoE
|A long time ago I was using a dd-WRT micro build on an old WRT54GS to connect to my provider which uses PPPoE. My house took a severe lightning strike and my router was part of the casualties.
For a long time I was using a stock WRT54GS V6 with the stock firmware, and recently I bought a WRT54GL V1.1 and I put dd-WRT on it. The build I want on it is BrainSlayer v24-preSP2 r14929 generic vpn. I've got it flashed and set up my PPPoE. I'm able to connect to my provider, I have a WAN IP, their Gateway and the Subnet it is on in under Status->WAN. However, it's unable to get my ISP's DNS server. I manually tried to enter their DNS IP, as well as trying 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 and neither of them work either. I'm at a loss and at the moment I've gone back to the stock Linksys firmware for the WRT54GL and I'm using it as I type this message.
I've tried different builds of BrainSlayer v24-preSP2 r14929; micro, std, and vpn and all of them are exhibiting the same problem. I appear to get a WAN IP like I'm connected, but no DNS lookup in a web browser and I can't find any web pages.
The whole reason I went with a WRT54GL was to experiment with VPN, and in short I can't even connect to use my service.
Advice would greatly be appreciated. On the set up page, beside setting up the PPPoE, I've experimented with setting the gateway to 192.168.1.1, local dns to 192.168.1.1 and also the DNS1 / DNS2 / DNS3 values in the DHCP settings to various DNS servers without any positive results.
Thanks for any help you can provide!