VIP with defined MAC Address
I've recently switched to U-Verse and have a 2Wire 3800HGV-B in front of my pfsense box. The 3800HGV has a block of static IPs that I'm trying to pass through to the pfsense box. Unfortunately, it does not support bridged mode and has a wonky MAC Address based 1:1 NAT. It's limited to one device per MAC Address, so I can not simply add virtual IPs to pfsense.
Is there any way to define a MAC Address for each VIP so they will appear as different devices? Is there another approach that might work?
CARP type virtual IP addresses will report as having distinct MAC addresses.
This did the trick. Thank you very much.
I have also recently switched to U-Verse and have a 2Wire but a 3600HGV (I think this RG is just like a 3800HGV but no TV and/or phone) for Internet only with a block of 64 public static IPs (61 usable). I simply hate the U-verse RG no bridging allowed to my current Netopia firewall. After doing some research I want to build/use a pfsense box in place of my old Netopia - so right now am playing around with pFsense in a VirtualBox environment with two real physical NICs. I too am trying to pass through my public IP addresses across the pfsense box.
I see that this thread identifies a solution:
CARP type virtual IP addresses should report as having distinct MAC addresses.
However I am so new to pFsense I just don't understand either the above "solution" or even how to set up my system with U-verse, although once it is configured I am pretty comfortable with entering my own "Firewll: Rules".
I would be very grateful for any sort of step by step configuration (mini guide or recipe that I can follow) such that I can put pFsense between my 3600HGV and my internal network with both private address space boxes and also the assigned public static IPs.
Thanks in Advance