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ASA 5508 with VDSL ("Infinity") connectivity

Posted on 2016-07-26
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Hello Experts

I have a client who has several remote sites with ASA 5505 devices installed - all working well.  All sites (there aren't many) are connected via IPSec VPNs and each office's internet connection is via a BT Infinity line (with the white Openreach 'modem' giving an ethernet socket to plug the outside port of the firewall into).  

I have been asked to install an ASA 5508 in the Head office (overkill for the traffic that will be going through it - but the customer is always right....) and I am reading mixed messages on whether this device will properly support a PPPoE connection on the outside interface in the same way the 5505 does.  Has anyone managed to do this?

Many thanks.
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by:Pete Long
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Ive not deployed a 5508 with PPPoE, but I have had problems with BT Infinity
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Ive just logged into a client's 'and the commands are all there? (though not in use as we are an ISP)  what are you reading to suggest it's 'problematic'?

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Thanks Pete

I have a Cisco contact in the US who, when I was talking this through with him, advised me that the 5508 "don't play nice" with this type of an internet connection.  But that is it and he may well be wrong of course.  I haven't been able to lay hands on one myself as yet - I wanted to try and bottom this out before my customer actually buys one (I've asked them to hold for a couple of days whilst I check this out).
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I've certainly got no evidence to support this, these days the only PPPoE/FTTC we do is terminated on Routers (for IPVPN) so I can't even test it.
PPPoE is certainly more widespread in the States than over here in the UK.

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