Difficult Initial Setup Question



  • Hi there I'm having trouble putting in my ips information into the gui.  It's a static connection and I cannot find a way to input all of the relevant information such as:

    Wan Ip address
    subnet mask
    gateway
    statis dns

    I found I can enter in the DNS addresses, the static ip address and the gateway but not the subnet mask.  I cannot get internet if I enter in that information or if I just set it on default.  I have it behind a linksys wrt54gl with ddwrt (latest version).  I've unchecked those access other network things, Ive gone through to make sure I've done everything possible.  Also I've read through every forum post, wiki and documentation that I can find.  It seems other people have gotten things to work with simple fixes although those fixes are not working for me.  I would absolutely appreciate any help or suggestions.

    Thanks

    Gordon



  • @dolomite792:

    I found I can enter in the DNS addresses, the static ip address and the gateway but not the subnet mask.

    The subnet mask is set by a pull down to the right of the IP address in the appropriate interface menu. The pull down specifies the width of the network mask in bits.

    Is the DD-WRT box between the pfSense box and the Internet? If so, you would need to enter your ISP provided configuration information into the DD-WRT box if it is acting as a router (but not if its a bridge).

    It would be helpful to have a simple configuration diagram showing the LAN interface of the pfSense box through to the Internet and the IP addresses of all the interfaces.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If you do not know how to convert a dotted quad style subnet mask (e.g. 255.255.255.0) to a CIDR style (/24), try this cheat sheet:
    http://krow.net/dict/subnet.html



  • Yes the ddwrt box is between the pfsense box and the internet and its already configed with all isp specs and works great.  Now if only the pfsense box would do the same.  I tried putting in all of the information as detailed below but it still will not pull the internet from the ddwrt box with the isp information entered into or having it just set on default.  I would really prefer the pfsense box to be behind the ddwrt router as I have other things on the network that need unrestricted access that the pfsense box would block if setup as a captive portal.  I checked the wan gateway setting and it said not connected.  I will make a diagram so that its easier to visualize

    Switches>Access points + Computers
                                                                    ^
    Isp equipment from roof –>-------------DDwrt Box---->pfsense--->(in the future more access points,if it ever works)

    I'm can try switching out the routers with a stock router with b/s firmware on it to see if it makes a difference.  Who knows lets try.  If anyone could think of anythign else to try I would very much appreciate it.

    Thanks



  • ok I tried changing the modes from gateway to router.

    Problem is that I can no longer connect to the internet when I do that, so that's a problem.



  • Since you have switches attached to the ddwrt box it needs to act as a router.

    Thanks for the information you posted but you omitted the IP addresses I requested.



  • @dolomite792:

    ok I tried changing the modes from gateway to router.

    Problem is that I can no longer connect to the internet when I do that, so that's a problem.

    Did you remember to disable 'Block Private IP addresses' on the WAN interface?  Presumably, the WRT hands out private IPs.



  • Yes I've disabled the block private ip addresses and the other one as well.  The only problem is when I change modes to the router mode I lose internet connectivity for clients on the network.  I'm looking for more information on this topic now.  I may try another stock router to see what happens as well.


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