[SOLVED] DHCP Multi WAN Multi LAN



  • I've tried searching for this issue but nothing seems to fit exactly.

    I currently have a pfSense 2.0.2 box. I am hitting a mental break. We have a 10.0.2.0 network with DHCP. Well we have about 200 assigned statically and constantly pruning so we have enough DHCP addresses available. So I thought, well why not bring up another LAN interface and have that run 10.0.3.0 network. Although it seems they are at war now. If there is something with a static entry on 10.0.2.0 there seems to a 50/50 it either gets it statically assigned address or it gets a 10.0.3.0 address.
    So basically I am just trying to add another scope. VLan's are not an option unless I completely do not understand them. We do not have an managed switches and it is my understanding to fully utilize VLans you need to have managed switches.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks



  • @mrgrosser:

    So I thought, well why not bring up another LAN interface and have that run 10.0.3.0 network. Although it seems they are at war now. If there is something with a static entry on 10.0.2.0 there seems to a 50/50 it either gets it statically assigned address or it gets a 10.0.3.0 address.

    Are the two interfaces on the same network?

    @mrgrosser:

    So basically I am just trying to add another scope. VLan's are not an option unless I completely do not understand them. We do not have an managed switches and it is my understanding to fully utilize VLans you need to have managed switches.

    It is not necessary for all switches to have VLAN capability. For example, a VLAN capable switch could be connected to a number of switches without VLAN capability.

    But why not expand your 10.0.2.0/24 (254 hosts) network to say 10.0.2.0/23 (510 hosts) or 10.0.0.0/22 (1022 hosts) or …



  • @wallabybob:

    Are the two interfaces on the same network?

    Yes they are. Basically I'm just trying to figure out how to add more IP Addresses.

    @wallabybob:

    It is not necessary for all switches to have VLAN capability. For example, a VLAN capable switch could be connected to a number of switches without VLAN capability.

    But why not expand your 10.0.2.0/24 (254 hosts) network to say 10.0.2.0/23 (510 hosts) or 10.0.0.0/22 (1022 hosts) or …

    I would love to expand my network. Would I just specify that (10.0.2.0/23) on the LAN Interface setup?



  • Going to Interfaces->LAN and changing the /24 to /23 gave me the additional range I need. No idea it was so easy.

    If you do have any IPSec entries, take note that you should modify them before hand as expanding your network breaks the connectivity.

    Off to finish fixing them.

    Thanks for the help.


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