Simple Bridge WAN to OPT1 and OPT2. Firewall just wont let traffic in/out!



  • I put this in the install section, but this is probably more appropriate for the firewall section.....

    Diagram attached to clarify.....
    I have a 4 port PfSense. WAN, LAN, OPT1, OPT2
    WAN to LAN works great.

    As there are 5 static IP's from the Internet provider (all VIA DHCP on assigned MAC address)
    I have created a bridge that includes WAN, OPT1, OPT2.

    So far so good. The two servers on OPT1 and OPT2 do get DHCP addresses. All good there.

    I have tried every iteration of firewall access option I can think of, but I must be doing something wrong.
    Allow all from WAN, allow all on OPT1 and OPT2 to WAN etc....

    I have also played with bridge=1 in the system/advanced.

    I just cant get any traffic to flow between the WAN interface and the two OPT ports.

    What am I missing? Help really appreciated. I must be doing something fundamentally wrong.

    Is BRIDGE the wrong method?

    I have OPT1 and OPT2 set to none for addressing, as it should pass-though to the server NIC's. That seems to work fine.

    I have also seen that creating this bridge also creates another interface called bridge. I have enabled that, and tried opening the firewall fully on that as well. No luck there either....

    Ideas??PFSense.png


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