Pure Router with Traffic Shaping
zatara last edited by
I am trying to setup a PFSense pure router that can traffic shape. Here is my setup: I have a connection to the internet that is in fxp0. This is connected to a cisco switch that is trunked with multiple VLANs to the PFSense box. Right now I am only using 1 VLAN. On this VLAN the PFSense box is acting as the DHCP server, nothing more. What I am testing is having the PFSense box be a pure router and route traffic through it as well as shape that traffic all over Vlan 30. Here is a diagram:
Internet (Router - 188.8.131.52) <–-------> Cisco Switch <-----Trunk Port------> PFSense Vlan 2 (184.108.40.206)
All clients on my network have public IPs addresses and I'd like to change the gateway to 220.127.116.11 and then they would get routed to 18.104.22.168. I have already tested this in the lab and I can access the internet through this connection. When I try to configure the shapper, it isn't happy because I don't have a WAN and a LAN interface. This is more of a Router on a stick topology. Does anyone have any ideas how to make queues to pick up the traffic? When I do a tcpdump of the interface on the PFSense box, I can watch the traffic flow across the box, so I know there must be a way to intervene on it.
dreamslacker last edited by
You can perform traffic shaping without NAT. i.e. pfsense box has 2 interfaces (2 VLANs) but you disable NAT.
Basically, you retain pfsense as a routing firewall but without NAT. I believe what you have done is to disable the packet filter (which is what the traffic shaper is based on).