Watchguard Firebox x750e WAN to LAN -all interfaces as switch
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First I must say that I got the Watchguard Firebox x750e for my home/testing purposes, and so far I'm satisfied with its functions.
I installed "latest" BIOS 8.1 and latest (v 2.2.1) pfSense, so far so good, I managed to get LCD working and FAN speed to survive the reboots etc.
My DashBoard quick info:
Version 2.2.1-RELEASE (i386) built on Fri Mar 13 08:16:53 CDT 2015 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p6 You are on the latest version. Platform nanobsd (1g) NanoBSD Boot Slice pfsense0 / ada0s1 (ro) CPU Type Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1300MHz Interfaces: WAN (DHCP) [color]up[/color] 1000baseT <full-duplex>192.168.0.211 LAN [color]down [/color] none 192.168.1.1</full-duplex>
…. its been quite some nights I wasn't sleeping enough, but I managed somehow with the help from posts in the forum (yaaaay me :-)
Now I was wondering if I can do this:
I have 2 computers at home, both currently running through Linksys 54 router to internet connection, but of course the "switch" function of router is far low 100Mbps, which I find a bit slow for sharing between the computers & stuff...
what I have done on X750e is I have configured WAN & LAN to work with DHCP and then Bridged LANs 2-7 (numbers of NICs marked at the box)
and connected the 2 computers to it, like this:
NICs on box: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 - WAN 1 - LAN ---- 1st computer 2-7 bridged ------ NIC2 - 2nd computer
when I turn on the comp1 , the box is running everything like I think it's supposed to,
I can also turn on comp2 and internet connection and sharing between the comp1 - comp2 is working ok.
BUT the thing is :
if I turn on only comp2 (which is connected to NIC2 - which is bridged to LAN - NIC1 configured static IP)
then the comp2 is "blind", it does not get IP from DHCP, no internet access even if I configure static IP & GW & DNS in Windows.
Is it possible to have pfSense turn on LAN (NIC status "up") even if it has no "connection" to it, or do I need to have the comp1 always turned on to get it working properly.
I wish you keep up the good work on this, It is really awesome.