@cmtedouglas, we still need more information the pictures you provided don give enough information. For example, we need to know the make and model of the IPS-provided modem. Do you already have the equipment to run Pfsense?
I am guessing your internet service provider is StarWeb, an internet provider serving South America. I also think your native language is Spanish. Since I don’t understand Spanish, I hope you can understand English. You might be able to replace your IPS-provided modem with Pfsense; it depends on what modem is provided (provided device acts as modem and router) and if StarWeb will allow you to provide your equipment.
With my ISP I didn’t need anything else, but some patience with getting the connection up.
I have a connectx4-lx card with a 25GbE SFP28 module.
The SDP module needs to fit together with module from ISP (Type, wavelength, etc) and the connector (though there are opto couplers). Your patch cable looks the same as mine.
I just get the ipaddress and route information via DHCP from provider. So no special setup was required in this regards. Maybe other ISPs do it differently.
But my setup was unusual and most all other 25GbE Fiber customers are using the microtiq router the ISP provides. So their support couldn’t help me much.
Yes, @gysi ISPs do things differently; some require you to use their modem, some need you to call and get your IP address, and some will allow you to use your equipment.
In my area, there are only two choices Spectrum cable or Cincinnati Bell. Cincinnati Bell will allow the use of your equipment, but Spectrum Cable requires the use of their modem but doesn’t charge you for it.
@cmtedouglas, when I had Cincinnati Bell (now using Spectrum cable for internet), I was able to replace their modem with the equipment I purchased to replace Cincinnati Bell equipment. I then attached the Wan interface of my Pfsense device to one of the Lan interfaces of the replaced modem. So I had two different networks running and internet to both without having a double Nat situation. You might be able to do the same thing. I need the make and model number of all equipment so I can find their manual and see if it is possible.
@cmtedouglas I found this youtube video for your IPS-provided device to show how to put modem in bridge mode. How to bridge F660 router
The first thing I would try and see if your IPS won’t replace the ZTE F660 with just a modem, not a combo box. If that failed, I would ask my ISP if it could help put the ZTE F660 in bridge mode. If your ISP won’t help you, Then I would try and connect Pfsense directly to the ONT. The last step I wouldn’t do unless double-nating really got on my nerves.
@cmtedouglas, I had some thoughts after I sent my last post. As I said, I wouldn’t connect the Pfsense device directly to the ONT. The reasons are first probably won’t like it, and second I have heard of getting that situation to work; the IPS needs to reconfigure their equipment on their end in most cases. Whatever option you try calling your ISP and reaching a level 2 technician is the first step. Please update us on your progress.
@cmtedouglas Can you upgrade the firmware on your version of the router to the version that supports the option to select bridge? If not, have you tried putting the Pfsense server on the ISP-provided devices’ DMZ? Let us know if either option doesn’t work.
You need to manually set up the other router (the one from Huawei) because it wouldn’t be set up automatically.
@cmtedouglas could try flashing the correct factory firmware on it, but I feel Cmtedouglas IPS provider requires routers have custom firmware to work on their network. So his best option is to talk to his ISP and asks them how to set up a Pfsense router the way he wants it.
Some bot shouldn’t infect the ISP router or other things; you shouldn’t be connecting your ethernet clients directly to the ISP-provided device. Instead, there should be a layler2 switch between the router and the ethernet clients.