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  • I have never used pfsense before. I have been using an asus ac68u router up to now but had some old hardware laying around I thought I would give pfsense ago. I was hoping to give a description of the set up I'm aiming for and get a few pointers.

    I would like to have 3 VLANs
    1 - clients going through airvpn.
    2 - clients not on VPN (Streaming boxs, gaming console etc)
    3 - WiFi access points and maybe later on IP Cams

    Is there any benefit to using different a interface for each VLAN or just the one interface?
    Can I have a file server on VLAN1 but serve clients on VLAN2 as well
    Can a network printer serve all VLANS

    I have 3 TP-Link managed switched after pfsense. A 16 port than feeds of to 2 other 8 port switches.

    I would also like to have anti-virus and maybe later on some web filtering.

    Is what I described possible any pointers I would be grateful Thanks!



  • Is there any benefit to using different a interface for each VLAN or just the one interface?

    VLANs are a solution to the problem of having limited interfaces with multiple networks.  If you have interfaces, you don't necessarily need VLANs.

    Can I have a file server on VLAN1 but serve clients on VLAN2 as well

    Yes.

    Can a network printer serve all VLANS

    Yes.



  • Sounds to me like you don't really need VLANs. For your VPN clients you can simply use an alias consisting of a list of IPs to route over the VPN. You wouldn't need a VLAN for wifi either unless you wanted a separate Guest WiFi Network.


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