Additional private routed subnets



  • I work out of my house and have a "home" network that is 192.168.50.x/24. I have a layer 3 switch that routes to my "business" network 172.16.0.0/24. The reason for this is both networks need their own DHCP server and I frequently pack up my business network and take it on the road. When they are in my home I want the networks to be able to see each other and both access the Internet. Last time I tried to set up PFSense I had issues with Internet access on my business network and interLAN routing. I didn't have a lot of time and could not resolve it without the fear that I was exposing my networks on the Internet. I need to replace my current router and am committed to make this work. Can someone get me a couple quick pointers on the best way to achieve this? I need to keep the layer 3 switch in the mix.

    Thank you in advance



  • Why do you need to keep the switch (which sounds more like a router) in the mix? It would be much simpler to have 2 LAN interfaces, one for each network.


  • Banned

    Or VLAN's….. :)



  • @Cry:

    Why do you need to keep the switch (which sounds more like a router) in the mix? It would be much simpler to have 2 LAN interfaces, one for each network.

    I need the switch in the mix because of cabling issues. Yes it is acting as a router/ Ports 1-11 are on the 192.168.50.0 subnet and the 12th routes to the 172.16.0.0 subnet.

    I really don't care about blocking out bound traffic. Couldn't I just change the firewall ruling allowing the 192.168.50.0 subnet out to ...? I tried adding a rule by copying the rule added for the 192.168.50.0 subnet and changed it to 172.16.0.0 but that did not work. Yes, I did change it to advanced mode.



  • I gave up and installed a third NIC. Everything is working.


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