Testing Cisco Router



  • Hello All,

    I have to test Cisco RV series routers functionality in my office for a client. To perform my test, I have to unplug ISP from pfsense and plug it to the Cisco each time. Of course, I want to avoid this.

    Can I plug WAN port of the Cisco unit to an available port on the Pfsense machine? Basically, can I provide Internet to the Cisco box without doing any natting etc using Pfsense?

    Just so you know that I have /29 from my ISP (I still have two IPs available), and two extra Ethernet ports on my pfsense device.

    Thanks.



  • If your CPE doesn't have multiple ports, just use a cheap switch between the ISP equipment and the WAN ports of pfSense and the Cisco.



  • @dotdash:

    If your CPE doesn't have multiple ports, just use a cheap switch between the ISP equipment and the WAN ports of pfSense and the Cisco.

    Thanks for your reply. OK, so I basically configure the WAN port on the Cisco to use one of the available IPs from my ISP, correct?



  • Correct. You should be fine if the IP for the Cisco is not used on the pfSense box.