Need help with this senario (A little help with subneting)



  • Ok lets say there is 2 rooms in an apartment, floor 1 and floor 2. One family in each, but you can only get one internet feed coming into the whole house. So there is a PFsense router with the following ports.

    WAN- DHCP
    LAN1- (floor 1) 192.168.1.1/24
    LAN2- (floor 2) 192.168.2.1/24
    LAN3- (Middle room with shared NAS Server, printer, ect)

    Problem is, that i cant figure out how to configure more then one LAN network. LAN 1 remains the only port that devices can recieve IP Adresses on, LAN 2 and LAN 3 cannot comunicate with the internet, eachother, or even recieve an IP Adress.

    SO!…. Here is what needs to happen. I need to get LAN 1, 2 & 3 to be able to connect to eachother, and the internet.

    Im getting desperate, this is my first time working with PFsense and my first time working with networking like this in the first place. Pleeeeeeas help me!


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    "LAN 1 remains the only port that devices can recieve IP Adresses on"

    Did you enable dhcp server on those interfaces?

    How would they communicate with each other if they don't get IPs?



  • @johnpoz:

    "LAN 1 remains the only port that devices can recieve IP Adresses on"

    Did you enable dhcp server on those interfaces?

    How would they communicate with each other if they don't get IPs?

    I actually fixed that problem… lol, i didnt relise i didnt have it working... but all the other problems still stand. LAN 2 & LAN 3 unfortunately dont have internet connectivity... and they cant connect to each other, which is something i REEEEALY need



  • @pmiccich:

    LAN 2 & LAN 3 unfortunately dont have internet connectivity… and they cant connect to each other, which is something i REEEEALY need

    By default, only the pfSense LAN interface has firewall rules allowing access "anywhere else". You need to add firewall rules to those interfaces to allow the access you require.


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