Hi guys, I have a very similar issue to the original poster. Wonder if you can help.
My ISP: Eir (Ireland)
My Router: Linksys E4200v2
Current Firmware: LEDE 17.01.0-rc2
Type of Internet: Fibre to The Home
Settings: From here
To connect your third party router to Eircom, you will need to apply the following settings.
User name firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com will also work)
VLAN tagging Enabled
VLAN ID 10
Now, I have been trying various different methods to get this router to connect over PPPoE but fail each time.
I am thinking, based on this thread, that my wan interface is wrong. I have it set to use option ifname 'eth1' because I know that the E4200v2 router uses eth1 for the physical wan port. But maybe that needs to point to a virtual VLAN? Eir state that the WAN needs to be set to VLAN 10 to get traffic.
Note that I also tried this config but get the same result and the same failed discovery in the logs:
Those instructions you linked are for a DSL connection; you mention you have a FTTH connection, and your router does not support DSL. You need to find out how to configure your router for the FTTH connection from that ISP; I could not find any relevant info in their website, perhaps you should contact them, or ask in their user forums.
You definitively have a FFTH connection, and that box on the left is the ONT.
Now, to configure your LEDE router you might need to use VLAN and / or PPPoE, it depends completely on how did your ISP decide to configure their end of the connection. I will start trying to use PPPoE with the same parameters and no VLAN:
Both VDSL and ADSL refer to the old telephone lines (cooper pair), and have nothing to do with the fibre line you have installed. As far as I know, you already have all the hardware you need, and your device should be perfectly capable of establishing a network connection. Your ISP is making things very confusing for everybody, because they call "Eir Fibre" both to FFTC and FFTH, hence the documents talking about fibre configuration with VDSL lines.
I could not find any document, or blob or forum post, indicating how to configure your FTTH line... perhaps you could have a look at the configuration pages in the device provided by the ISP, if those are accessible to you.
I did not decide to use those numbers, it was you ;)! In the first comment you posted in this thread, your config had a VLAN entry for eth0 that comprises ports 0, 1, 2, 3, and 5, and a VLAN entry for eth1 that comprises ports 4 and 6.
I guess (and I could not find any documentation to support this) that ports 0, 1, 2, 3 correspond to the LAN ports, port 4 is the WAN port, port 5 is the eth0 interface, and port 6 is the eth1 interface. I just added the "t" after each port number on the WAN part, so we send and receive tagged packets on the outside (per your ISP decision) and keep them tagged on the inside (thus we configure the WAN interface as "eth1.10").
Speaking of this... if your ISP only provides internet access on that connection (some providers use the same fibre for internet + VoIP + IPTV), you only need an external interface, and could possible simplify your configuration to this:
Hey @3R1K, I don't want to hijack this old thread, so I opened another thread here. I am severly struggling just to install LEDE on a TP-Link W8970B (after being able to telnet into the old firmware), how did you get that working? Would be great if you or someone else could have a quick look and maybe give pointers.