Anybody still using BigPond WAN type?

The BigPond WAN type was reportedly phased out last November. It has been removed from pfSense, but I wanted to post here to make sure everyone who was previously using BigPond on their WAN has now switched to DHCP, static IP, or one of the other supported methods. If your ISP still requires BigPond configuration on your WAN, please let us know.

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6 Responses to “Anybody still using BigPond WAN type?”

  1. HansT Says:

    Phased out since November 2006?

  2. Chris Buechler Says:

    Yeah we’re pretty sure it was phased out in November 2006, but I wanted to put this out there to make sure it wasn’t still required for some people.

  3. Nigel Aberenethy Says:

    Hi, yes the old heartbeat logon system was phased out when Telstra migrated there billing back end, this didn’t happen to my modem until around February of this year. The old system still works however afaik.

    If your worried just manually stop the daemon and see if can still browse the net 😀

  4. Paul Says:


    I’m still using a pfsense fw attached to a Bigpond Cable Modem…The build i have is “1.2-RC3 built on Wed Nov 7 19:10:57 EST 2007″….The build still has Bigpond options, yet the blog trail above suggests it would be removed late 2006….? Did it actually get removed…? and what will i do in the future if i choose to keep the cable…?


  5. Matthew Says:

    Bigpond heartbeat was completely phased out in early 2007, absolutely no one in Australia is still using it

  6. Chris Buechler Says:

    None of the developers have that type of WAN connection, so I wanted to double check with those in the community who actually use it (or used it, apparently).

    It has been removed from 1.3. Thanks to those who have confirmed it’s no longer in use!

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