How do i access my static IP's behind netopia

Specs:
ISP AT&T
5 Public static ips
PPPOE
netopia 3347-02
software 7.8.1r2
pfsense 2.0RC1

I have been attempting to get my static ips accessible from outside for VPN, remote access, etc. I have followed the directions in http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/technotes/CQG_042.html and http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Misc/Q_21684122.html#mainSection to no avail. I have spent hours on the phone with at&t and all i got was the wrong advise after they misunderstood my intentions multiple times. I have setup pfsense with the first available static ip as the WAN address and the other 4 available as virtual ips. These i have set to forward to the appropriate internal ips.  I am able to access internet services from inside the pfsense. I have performed packet captures on the wan side and do not see any traffic from the computers i am attempting to ping or rdp from (these are off-site machines i am remoting into for test purposes). It seems the netopia is still filtering external connections. TIA
aurora_techAsked:
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Darr247Commented:
Hmmm... did you try not assigning an IP to the WAN side at all, and assigning it only to the LAN side?

as noted in message http://experts-exchange.com/Q_21684122.html#24456167 (i.e. "skip step one")
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Darr247Commented:
What do you mean by "and the other 4 available as virtual ips." ?

How are those other 4 IP addresses being assigned... are they set static on 4 computers?

And is the WAN IP address set as the Default Gateway in the setups for those 4 IPs?
(with NAT disabled, that same IP should also be set as the LAN IP, of course.)
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aurora_techAuthor Commented:
Virtual IP's are proxy arp ip assignments since the wan interface cannot have more than one ip assigned. Per the links above i have assigned the netopia wan ip to teh lan side, with nat disabled, and the same ip is assigned as the gateway for the firewall.
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aurora_techAuthor Commented:
We have two separate dsl accounts (out of range of higher-bandwidth links). I got it working on one of them using bridge mode and PPPoE from the pfsense box and assigning the remaining IPs as VIP. Now i'm working on load-balancing the two. Thanks for your attempts at helping.
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Darr247Commented:
Not assigning an IP to the WAN side is bridge mode.
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