27 weeks to go / simple PPPoE

Looking at my calendar countdown, I am counting 27 weeks and a day to go before I go on my CCIE lab attempt. That’s like a little more than half a year to go, playing with the idea of taking it sooner. Who knows, I’ve been notorious of giving a date only to end up taking the exam months soon but we’ll just have to wait and see.

It has been a struggle this month going through the labs. I think I have pretty covered majority of the topics except the entire switching section, IPv6 and Multicast (I am such not a fan as of this writing).

Too much things happening with work, projects, overseas trip and possible work-related overseas trip that could affect my study schedule. But we’ll keep on barrelling through all these labs as much as I can.

In the meantime, here’s a quick lab to set-up Point-to-point protocol over Ethernet(PPPoE). If you want to find out how a router gets an IP for DSL/NBN connection. It’s just a very straigh forward config, you can include hostnames and passwords on both ends while using chap. For this example I just want to show the simplest config to get this up and where end device (in this instance the client) get its IP address from.


int virtual-template 1
ip address
peer default ip address pool CCIE_POOL
ip local pool CCIE_POOL
bba-group pppoe CCIE_PPPOE
virtual-template 1
int fa0/0
pppoe enable group CCIE_PPPOE


interface dial1
ip address negotiated
encapsulation ppp
dialer pool 1
interface fa0/0
encapsulation ppp
pppoe enable group global
pppoe-client dial-group 1

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