Connecting pf sense to a non bridge router



  • First of all, i am a newbie in this forum, if i have in any means cause any troubles or mistakes, do let me know  ;) I have just setup a pf sense with 2 network card as most people would recommended.
    Below are the topology:

    Router (192.168.0.1)eth 0<–----->(eth0 WAN 192.168.0.2 dhcp)PF SENSE firewal(eth1 Lan 192.168.1.1)<---------->PC

    Now the problem is that my router does not have bridge mode available, the model is dir-615
    And from what i know, i guess it will be 2 router existing on the network, dir-615 and the pfsense, both working with NAT,PPPoE,&DHCP
    is there anyway i can fix this?
    because when i set limiter on pf sense, it does not seems to have any respond.

    *I would not like to buy another router, is just my home router
    *The reason i do this is just to test pfsense at my house before i apply it into my company
    *My ISP is using fiber connection
    *I dont mind messing up my home network as i can push reset button anytime i want

    Thanks



  • Seems like the dir-615 is just an wireless router. Since that is the case, you can take that WAN connection directly into the pfSense WAN and put the dir-615 behind the firewall as just an Access Point. pfSense would be your main/only router.



  • thank you for replying  :D
    But how can i configure that if you mind helping me?
    should i disable DHCP and NAT on my wireless router?
    Our could i have a topology of how i can position my network device?
    Thanks



  • Basically it would be:

    Internet -> pfSense (WAN) ::: pfSense (LAN) -> LAN -> DIR615

    There is a cable that goes into the WAN port of the DIR615, take it out and put it into the port you assigned as WAN on the pfsense machine. Then setup wan according to your ISP. If you have fibre optic cable, probably just DHCP is required, but there might be some sort of auth. The setup in the DIR615 could help you with that.



  • So the dhcp will be on the dir 615, and then it will give out IP to all my network host, Is it correct? but how will my dir receive an IP? or the pf sense will need to be assign a LAN IP and my DIR will need to be assigned for another IP statically?


  • Banned

    No, there should be no DHCP running on the AP.



  • @account.host:

    So the dhcp will be on the dir 615, and then it will give out IP to all my network host, Is it correct? but how will my dir receive an IP? or the pf sense will need to be assign a LAN IP and my DIR will need to be assigned for another IP statically?

    The DHCP server will run on pfSense and not the DIR as doktornotor said. pfSense will need a static LAN and another static assigned to the DIR. Basically speaking, you will turn the DIR into and access point only. IT will not need to route, NAT or firewall unless you want to keep wifi separate from you main LAN. Everything will use pfSense as the gateway.



  • I have finally understand it and get it working up, thanks to you guys!!!!  ;D haha thanks a lot guys, wohoo…now time to  conduct some experiment, see you around guys.


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