What is the Local Address in IP Pool config?

The Local Address serves as gateway address on client-side. Since PPP is a one-to-one communication, the local address doesn’t have to belong to any range.

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The default local address (10.0.0.1) works in most cases and doesn’t need to be changed.

Here’s an example:

  • IP Range: 192.168.100.0/24
  • Local Address: 10.0.0.1

PPPoE connection details:

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Routes:

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Conclusion

As we can see, the example above with the gateway 10.0.0.1 works despite that it does not belong to the same range.