Multiple WANs and wireless



  • Hello everyone!

    I'm newbie with pfSense, so please be patient and bare with me. Here's my problem as you can see from my attached image. I have a MSI motherborad that supports six PCI cards, so i filled them all in. pfSense did recognize all of them … some are Atheros wireless, some Realtek NIC, etc ... anyways ...I'm trying to setup a pfSense box as follows:

    Internet --> pfSense --> LAN

    Connection is hard-wired
    IP address for pfSsense NIC is either static or DHCP assigned: 192.168.1.x
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1
    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

    WAN1 --> pfSense --> LAN

    Connection is hard-wired
    IP address for pfSsense NIC is either static or DHCP assigned: 10.20.10.x
    Gateway: 10.20.10.1
    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    RIP is passed through, to access different subnets

    WAN2 --> pfSense --> LAN

    Connection is hard-wired
    IP address for pfSsense static - examp: 10.5.0.15
    Gateway: 10.5.0.1
    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    RIP is passed through, to access different subnets

    WAN3 --> pfSense --> LAN

    Connection is WIRELESS - can only connect as a wireless client to access point
    using Atheros PCI card on pfSense box.
    IP address for pfSsense NIC is either static or DHCP assigned: 10.0.1.x
    Gateway: 10.0.1.1
    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

    Regarding the LAN side of pfSense box, i'd like to use two NIC's

    • wired LAN card to pass on to a switch for wired clients
    • wireless card to act as AP for wireless clients.
      WIRED NIC

    IP 192.168.100.1
    DHCP sever enabled
    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

    WIRELESS NIC

    on the same subnet as above
    IP 192.168.100.100
    passing the same DHCP as above LAN to clients

    The rules:

    1. All clients on the LAN side should be able to browse and access Internet and WANs
    2. No traffic at all between various WANs and Internet .... only traffic allowed between WANs and LAN
    and Internet and LAN
    3. Access to clients on LAN from WANs or Internet side only through VPN (username, password)
    4. traffic between wireless and wired clients on the LAN side fully open.

    I know this is pretty demanding task to complete, the idea is to create a central routing system in a box. As I read through the forum I see that some things may not be achievable. The thing that worries me is the WAN3-Wireless client conection from pfSense to AP.

    I'm still pondering on how to do this, so I'd appreciate any help.
    Thnak you!



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