Connect to Switch on WAN side?



  • Hi

    Is there a way to connect to a managed switch that is on the WAN side?

    I dont know the IP address either. It gets it from DHCP from the ISP.

    Normally, I have to plug it into the LAN side if I ever want to manage it. (FW updates etc) so looking to see if there was a way to just connect to the web portal of the switch directly from the LAN

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Eric…



  • You will have to know the IP address of the switch somehow, and I doubt it really comes from the ISP.

    Anyway, if I understand what you want to do, take a look at this https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Accessing_modem_from_inside_firewall  Works great for me, generally going to cable modems.