Problems Setting Up Network
JX669 last edited by
This is my first go at Pfsence and am replacing an Asus DSL AC86U. The scenario is the ISP (FTTN, VSDL) by phone line into a Huawei modem/router. I would prefer not to use the Huawei but the VOIP is locked into it. From there to a core duo box (Pfsense) and from there to the network. Replacing the Asus as I will run OpenVPN and the Asus loses 33% speed. The PC should do better.
The Huawei has DHCP server enabled and a DMZ zone on the Pfsense ethernet connection. I cannot bridge the two routers as I will lose the VOIP, hence the DMZ.
WAN em0 picks up OK and is assigned a dynamic IP from the Huawei (192.168.10.X). Can log in to interface OK. The problem is when I tool with the LAN. It is a TP Link NIC (PCI Express slot) and is assigned bge0 which is the driver I understand. I give it a static 192.168.1.1, it reminds that DHCP server perhaps should be enabled but it won't let me as there is not enough addresses (gives me /24). No idea how to get around that. When I save these LAN settings I lose connectivity to the box (by the browser) altogether and can only get back by resetting back to default.
Is the issue the NIC, the networking addressing or other? Thanks.
Gertjan last edited by
When you setup, your aren't mixing up LAN and WAN - connected to the wrong port ?
By default, the LAN is 192.168.1.1/24 and DHCP is ON - just accept all the defaults.