Newbie Getting Started
Hi all. I'm a systems engineer lv 1. I've never before touched pfsense, but am setting up a home network and wanted to make sure it was as secure as possible. I've gotten the box installed (actually a friend got it installed for me, I was having hardware issues and he happened to have the parts I needed). So far, here's the situation:
My home network is on 192.168.1.x on a fios network. I haven't, yet, made this a bridged connection, but will shortly.
My pfsense server box is set to WAN on the same ip as my fios router (is this how it's supposed to be?) 192.168.1.1
And I have a cisco switch on the LAN of the box, which is set to 192.168.0.1
I have DHCP set with a pool of 192.168.0.0-192.168.0.254
I can ping my pfsense, and my pfsense can ping anything outside of the wan on the wireless network on my router, I can ping 192.168.0.1, but none of my smart devices are working at all.
When I look at my logs, it says that leases have not been issued for anything in the 0.0 network.
Any help would be great as for the moment my entire system is offline while plugged into the firewall.
pfSense WAN needs to have some IP that is in the "fios router lan" subnet and have the upstream gateway set to the "fios router lan" IP address. Assuming the FIOS router has a DHCP server working, then it will be easy to set the pfSense WAN to DHCP, so it will just ask upstream and the FIOS router will give it an IP address.
The DHCP pool on pfSense LAN side must not include the pfSense LAN IP. Make the pool have less range, at the moment you have put the whole subnet. Actually I am surprised that the pfSense DHCP page let you do that.
(You don't actually say what you set the pfSense LAN IP to - hopefully you used something different from the Cisco switch)