Best way to bridge for given scenario - need guidance
Important note: My understanding of bridging is minimal, much less configuring in pfSense. The docs are lacking the details I need, but I have found enough there and on the internet to get things started…
Here's my situation:
My ISP requires me to have their wireless router (which I have to control over) connect to their fiber. From their my set-top for my TV service through them is attached.
When I hook my firewall directly in I can get internet, but I have to add my own WAP to get wireless (because their SSID/user/password I can't change) and switch to get additional computer on wired network. In this set-up I have no TV and their router just blinks forever looking for a signal or something.
Now if I bridge my WAN to my OPT1, and open up my bridge firewall rules to the world I can get my TV back, use their wireless router, etc, all while keeping my LAN and personal WAP safe behind firewall/proxy. But I feel like this is a terrible solution.
Am I going down the right path here? Essentially, their equipment doesn't want a pfSense DHCP address, their equipment seems to want my public IP address, which is why I bridged WAN and OPT1 (OPT1 is where I have their equipment plugged into).