Set up interface to use as WAN for testing/configuring other routers?


  • I have a bunch of surplus routers of various makes/models here at my house and I wanted to start getting some of them configured in case they're ever needed, specifically a sonicwall TZ-150w I'm going to loan to a friend until they can afford a good router/ap to replace their terrible ISP device.

    Problem there is that I can't seem to pull internet connectivity through it.  Within the sonicwall interface I can see that it's pulling IPs from pfSense but no internet.  I'm starting to wonder if I just don't have that specific pfSense interface set up properly.

    Any tips?


  • Well assuming (always a dodgy thing to do) that the pfsense Nic you're using is set to assign DHCP, you could just try to plug in a laptop or PC to see if it'll work at all.

    If it does, you've probably limited the problem to the Sonicwall config (really, you want to actually make someone use a Sonicwall  :P)

    Off the top of my head, there may be an issue trying to assign a Private Lan address to the Sonicwall's WAN port, but that's just a guess.

  • Netgate Administrator

    It could be the Sonicwall device is using the same subnet on it's LAN that the pfSense box is using which is killing routing.

    Steve


  • Good point, I don't remember the default nets out of the box for Sonicwall.

    Probably, because I detest those things so much  ::)


  • @stephenw10:

    It could be the Sonicwall device is using the same subnet on it's LAN that the pfSense box is using which is killing routing.

    Steve

    Went with 10.0.0.x on pfsense interface and 192.168.0.x on sonicwall.  It was pulling ip/subnet mask/etc from pfsense not still no actual internet connectivity.  Leaning towards the sonicwall being the issue here.