EdgeRouter - PPPoE Server Rate Limiting Using WISPr RADIUS Attributes


Readers will learn how to configure the EdgeRouter PPPoE Server to apply per-session rate limiting using WISPr RADIUS attributes. This function has been added in the EdgeOS v1.3.0 firmware.

Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
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WISPr Attributes List and Configuration

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The WISPr RADIUS attributes supported for PPPoE server include the following:

  • WISPr-Bandwidth-Max-Up Max upload rate in bits/sec
  • WISPr-Bandwidth-Max-Down Max download rate in bits/sec
  • Framed-IP-Address IP address for session
  • Acct-Interim-Interval Number of seconds between interim accounting updates for the session
  • Session-Octets-Limit Max number of octets allowed for the session
  • Octets-Direction Direction of the Session-Octets-Limit restriction

When configuring the PPPoE Server, make sure you specify the RADIUS server/key and test the connectivity.

GUI: Access the EdgeRouter Web UI.

Navigate to the Services > PPPoE > PPPoE Server section to configure the PPPoE server. The configurable values in the GUI are:

Client IP pool range start: <start>
Client IP pool range start: <stop>
RADIUS server IP address: <server-address>
RADIUS server key: <key>
MTU: <mtu-value>
DNS1: <dns-server1>
DNS2: <dns-server1>
Interface: <base-interface>
NOTE:There are more configurable values when using the Command Line Interface.

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