Issues w/multiple LAN's & static route

  • Greetings All,

    I have a remote office that needs to be a part of our core LAN for Windows file/print sharing, Terminal Services, VOIP phones, Internet access, etc.

    I was using a little Linksys WRT54G router as our main firewall and both networks could communicate with each other perfectly.  I setup a static route in the Linksys router as follows: go to Setup, Advanced Routing, set Destination LAN IP=, Subnet Mask=, Default Gateway=, Interface=LAN.  Fairly straightforward I think.

    I have been trying to use pfSense 1.0.1 (instead of the Linksys box) but I'm now unable to successfully perform various network activities between the two LAN's.  For example, pc's on LAN2 can initiate the process of copying files or printing but then the process halts and times out… and Terminal Services sessions to servers on LAN1 do briefly connect but then their sessions start locking up - they get error messages like "network host unreachable" or "destination address invalid".

    I did setup a static route in pfSense as follows:
    LAN, => (gateway)

    Can anyone please offer some guidance?  Are there additional items that I need to configure in pfSense that I didn't have to do in the Linksys router?

    Here's my layout...

    | Internet/ISP
    Cisco Gateway |
    | | |
    | pfSense |
    | | |
    | switch |
    | | |
    | LAN1
    192.168.1.x/24 |
    | | |
    | Cisco VPN router |
    | | |
    | LAN2 (remote office)
    192.168.102.x/24 |

    Thank you in advance!

  • Turn on the static route filtering option at system>advanced.