Help me config my router



  • I play with pfsence on 1 month. I have 1 intel card 4 port LAN and 2 onboard nic. I installed esxi and run muntipe VM.
    On pfsense vm i followed this tutorial it work fine. https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/virtualization/virtualizing-pfsense-with-vmware-vsphere-esxi.html#installing-pfsense-software-on-vsphere-6-x-using-vsphere-web-client

    But i want config other lan port as like switch. I will connect PC and HTPC to this port.
    When i attach more than 1 port to VM then assign to OPT1. => work fine
    attach 1 port to VM then assign to OPT2 => not work
    I canot access 192.168.1.1 after boot but I can ping to 192.168.1.1. (OPT1 OPT2 dont have ip address). Drop 2 port i can access to GUI web.
    What happern with my card ? or my config is wrong ?
    Please help me understand this problem or share me a link can config 4 port as switch. THANK !!!

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  • You need to provide more information on what you are trying to achieve.
    But in any case pfsense is not a l2 switch, so you can't just config 4 ports as a switch.
    The closest you can do is bridging, but I hardly believe this is what you want.



  • Thank for comment.
    I have pfsense on VM esxi host. I want do this,
    Onboard nic 1 => WAN 1 (ISP 1)
    Onbroad nic 2 => WAN 2 (ISP 2)
    PCI nic 1 => LAN 1 (PC )
    PCI nic 2 => LAN 2 (HTPC)
    PCI nic 3 => LAN 3 (APPLE TV)
    PCI nic 4 => LAN 4 (other)
    Can u tell me how to create 4 port switch?



  • Spend $8 and buy a 5 port switch
    If you need more than that, then create separate lans, with different subnets and assign them to each "lan" nic
    But it won't be a switch.



  • I have 4 port switch, but i don't want use it.

    If you need more than that, then create separate lans, with different subnets and assign them to each "lan" nic

    Your mean is each LAN have each DHCP and IP ?

    Can i use ESXI loadblance nic team ? I will group all LAN port to one VM NIC then assign it to pfsense ?

    My networking knowledge is not good. There are many things I do not know. so I don't know which one can and can't do.

    Thanks again for your advice.



  • @keitetran The reason you would like different lans could be policies.
    Binding them all together at the esxi level (in software) could work, but again why?


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