Is this VLan Setup Possible?



  • I want the Pfsense router to act like passthrough mode for one VLAN and a seperate network with the other lans where the Pfsense router is just a normal router.  I am also wondering if it is possible to route log in request to a specific device without having to use Passthrough mode.  (ATT log in request)


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    sure if you just want to use pfsense as router you can do that with no firewall rules.. Just routing and no natting..



  • @johnpoz:

    sure if you just want to use pfsense as router you can do that with no firewall rules.. Just routing and no natting..

    I can just route ATT's log in request?


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Anything can be routed.. Unless its some sort of multicast or not route protocol… Something at layer 2?

    ATT log in request isn't a networking protocol or term - do they use PPPoE?  And you want to auth with that but then not nat or firewall?



  • @johnpoz:

    Anything can be routed.. Unless its some sort of multicast or not route protocol… Something at layer 2?

    ATT log in request isn't a networking protocol or term - do they use PPPoE?  And you want to auth with that but then not nat or firewall?

    I want Pfsense to be the main router.  It will do firewalls and everything.  ATT is going to be connected behind it on one of the lan ports.  The Pfsense router will allow ATT to communicate so that it can log into ATT's internet service.  The other LAN ports will be used for my network.  I need to set it up so that the log in request doesn't stop at the Pfsense router.  I also want the port ATT router will be on set up so it cannot see the rest of my network.  That is why I was thinking about using a virtual lan.

    I am not sure what ATT uses.  This is for their fiber setup.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    So you want to put your ATT internet router behind pfsense??  It doesn't work that way..

    You would put the ISP device in front of pfsense between pfsense and the internet/wan connection.  You could then bridge this so pfsense gets a public IP On it… Or you can double nat..

    What specific device do you have from the ISP, or what device/service are you looking to get..



  • It is a 5268AC.    Also, I know it is possible to have Pfsense first.  It is just a matter of setting things up the right way (hence why I am here).  That is why I was wondering if setting that one VLAN port on passthrough and all the other ports up like a normal router with a DHCP server is possible.  I was also wonder if passthrough was needed and if I only need to somehow pass the log in request back to the ATT router.  Ideally, I wish I could get the Pfsense router to handle the log in request and not use the ATT router at all.



  • @johnpoz:

    So you want to put your ATT internet router behind pfsense??  It doesn't work that way..

    You would put the ISP device in front of pfsense between pfsense and the internet/wan connection.  You could then bridge this so pfsense gets a public IP On it… Or you can double nat..

    What specific device do you have from the ISP, or what device/service are you looking to get..

    Needed any other information?


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