pfSense at home - quick questions!
Hi! Before I start asking questions, here's some basic info about my network.
ISP - Vodafone Uk.
Router - The WiFi Hub they sent us (192.168.1.1)
pfSense WAN - Connected to hub on 192.168.1.254
pfSense LAN - Connected to a cheap switch off eBay (No IP yet)
The hub currently has 2 networks - the main (192.168.1.x), and the guest (192.168.2.x - which I connect all my stuff to). For the main, we have a split SSID. Home,= and Home 5GHz. For the guest network, it's called Private - and is not broadcasted. The guest network gateway is 192.168.2.1.
I want to protect all the guest network via the firewall - if I set the LAN address to 192.168.2.2 and change the hub settings for the gateway to be 192.168.2.2 - would that work?
I just don't want the guest network to interfere with the main network.
Any help would be appreciated.
NollipfSense last edited by NollipfSense
@musicjaxx You will need connect your pfSense directly to your Vodafone modem or place that WFIF router in bridge mode.
Indeed, that won't work. You would need to replace the 'Hub' with pfSense, and probably a modem, and then use Hub for wifi only. Or get a real wifi access point and put the hub back in it;s box.
I assume the WAN connection is FTTC/VDSL?
@stephenw10 Yeah, theres a DSL lead (a bit smaller than to the end of an ethernet) going into the hub.
Ok then, yes, you would need a modem of some sort (or put the hub in bridge mode if it can). Something like one of the Openreach modems or a Vigor V130 for FTTC.