Non DHCPed WAN



  • I've got pfSense 2 working fine on a DHCPed RJ45 connection (in other words, connected to another router).  That was a test or learning phase.  Now I've got to connect it to a connection that isn't DHCPed.  I know things such as;

    • virtual gateway ip

    • I have an address to give to the pfSense firewall (I have a /28 batch of addresses

    But I don't know where or how to enter these settings.

    Need help - PLEASE!!!



  • On the wan page, choose static.

    The needed fields will show up on that page.




  • That didn't do it.

    I've half got it work - what I did was System –-> Routing and here I entered a gateway address (the gateway public addresses on the connection).  Now I can get on, but;

    • It says that it is using the same gateway for the lan as the wan - that sounds wrong!

    • I have only been able to enter 1 address, but there are about 12 that I need, most as dedicated public addresses for various vLans

    The worrying thing is that it is so slow.  I was speed testing a down speed of around 18 Mb before I put the line into the pfSense router - now it is too slow to even pull up speedtest.net's page.  Or any other.



  • Something is wrong!!  I took the pfSense box away and got lots of speed again.

    I've got to solve this!!!!  Urgently!



  • You need an address for your wan then the rest of your IP's  would be VIP's..   Get your box working first.

    If your traffic is slow then something is wrong.  Could be config, could be equipment…

    What type of connection do you have?

    Is your modem doing any nat?

    It says that it is using the same gateway for the lan as the wan - that sounds wrong!

    ??  The gateway your clients should be pointed at is your pfsense box if your not attempting to bridge your box. What is your LAN subnet?

    Really need more info about your current setup.



  • The connection is a 3 ADSL line bond and it is good for 20Meg.

    The computer running pfSense is a brand new HP Prloiant miniServer with 1Gb RAM.  It has 2 giga speed network cards.

    NAT should have been turned off in the modems - there are 3 modem/routers that are sharebanded together.  These then feeds into an 8 port switch and 1 port goes to the pfSense box.

    Could  double NAT situation lead to these delays if it hasn't been turned off?



  • @Sensi:

    The connection is a 3 ADSL line bond and it is good for 20Meg.

    The computer running pfSense is a brand new HP Prloiant miniServer with 1Gb RAM.  It has 2 giga speed network cards.

    NAT should have been turned off in the modems - there are 3 modem/routers that are sharebanded together.  These then feeds into an 8 port switch and 1 port goes to the pfSense box.

    Could  double NAT situation lead to these delays if it hasn't been turned off?

    1. Bonding

    a. How are you bonding the connections?  Im going to look up the term "Sharebanded"..

    b. Is this a forth box or part of the modems?

    c. Are all your circuits from the same ISP?

    2. Your computer should do more than you would ever need…

    3. Your modems are feeding a switch.

    a. Model numbers of all parts?

    b. VLAN?

    c. Can you add more nics into your server?



  • 1. Bonding

    a. How are you bonding the connections?  Im going to look up the term "Sharebanded"..

    b. Is this a forth box or part of the modems?

    c. Are all your circuits from the same ISP?

    http://us.sharedband.com/

    Who is (are) your actual ISP(s)?



  • On your pfsense box, have you set up your dns servers on the "General" page?



  • Yep, have set up dns addresses correctly - now have the situation where if i try and ping google from a laptop connected to the pfSense box, it gets the correct address, but times out on the pings.  I can get pfsense to run a ping itself from diagnostics and that works fine.

    Sharedband is a bonding setup (in UK here) where you get multiple lines which go into a modem/router box.  Each of these routers outputs to a sharedband box and the sharedband boxes all output to a normal switch - you then take a feed off of another port on the switch to give you your bonded broadband.


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