Replace router for pfsense.



  • 'll need 3 network interfaces?

    WAN - modem (DHCP)
    LAN - static ip - dhcp server
    OPT1 - modem (DHCP)

    Am I correct?
    How to configure for this to work? I have to use NAT?

    I am currently with a router/firewall (SonicWALL), I'll exchange it for pfSense.



  • This is a pretty common setup with pfsense and there is quite a bit of documentation out there. If you're using hardware which supports VLANs, you could setup 2 physical interfaces- one for your modems and the other for your LAN. Checkout the link to the docs below.

    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Multi-WAN_2.0



  • modems are cable-modem

    pfSense will be virtualized in vmware or virtualbox.

    as I set in virtualbox?

    NIC1 - bridged mode - em0 - IP cable modem
    NIC2 - bridged mode - em1 - IP Static
    NIC3 - bridged mode - OPT1 -

    virtualbox is running on windows xp.

    pfsense (em0) can not get the IP of the cable modem.



  • as would be ideal?

    I have to use vswitch?

    NAT interface is an alternative?

    NIC1 - NAT mode - em0 -
    NIC2 - bridged mode - em1 - IP Static
    NIC3 - NAT mode - OPT1 -

    or

    NIC1 - NAT mode - em0 -
    NIC2 - bridged mode - em1 - IP Static


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