Do I gain something setting GPON router in bridge for pfSense ?

  • Hi,

    I do have a possibility to change a GPON  router from NAT mode to bridge mode, then pfSense to handle NAT and so on. Currently i'm doing double NAT (first on GPON device - this one has full port forwarding downstream)  and second NAT on pfSense side.
    Will there be a notable performance improvement? (I do have almost symmetric 1Gbit/s link)
    Or what are general pros and cons if making that happen?

    Thanks for your opinion.


  • Galactic Empire

    Yes you avoid a double NAT.

    Some IP traffic has the IP address in two locations in the packet, NAT will only change the header.