Pre install Question



  • Not sure exactly where the correct place is to install the firewall but is this possible?

    modem > pfsence > switch?

    Pfsence would be installed on a Dell poweredge with 2 ethernet ports that would be shared to the switch?

    switch is a netgear gs748t



  • That’s exactly where you put a pfsense box. However... you say your Dell has 2 Ethernet ports shared to the switch. I don’t know why you say that. It should be 1 to the modem and 1 to the switch. Then set your pfsense box with a WAN (to the modem) and with a LAN (to the switch).

    Jeff



  • @akuma1x

    Ahh ok i said that because i though thats how it was done. You take one of the lan ports, share the connection so it send the signal to the switch.



  • @EricHamby said in Pre install Question:

    @akuma1x

    You take one of the lan ports, share the connection so it send the signal to the switch.

    I still don't know what that means - share the connection.

    In my attached example picture, this pfsense box only has 2 ports - WAN and LAN. You would plug the WAN port into an available port on your modem, and the LAN port goes to your switch.They are 2 separate ports, going to 2 separate devices.

    Jeff

    sg-2220.png


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