home lab – more pfsense work

Finally got time to pick up from where I left off last time. I’ve had a hard time getting to do lab work. Anyway. I connected my pfSense box to my AT&T U-verse Router Gateway, something I’ve been worried about, and it worked. I was worried because in the past, it would shut down the RG saying there was a network behind network, turn on DMZ Plus mode, and everything would be broken.

That wasn’t the case this time. It pulled a DHCP address just fine. I was hoping to temporarily configure the Wan and Lan in the same subnet (because I going to make changes later), but alas it was not to be. The main goal was really to just install the latest pfSense updated (from 2.2.1 to 2.2.2).

Currently I have the local side set to The WAN is hard coded, instead of DHCP, but that will change.

Next step is to configure the wireless router, it won’t be connected via the WAN port, just the lan port. I’m hoping to use that instead of pfSense for DHCP and the like. I’m only going to have 3 ports to use, but I think that will be just enough.

Then it will be time to set it up, upstairs. And reconfigure the RG to IP Passthrough. There are some other things to work on to, to make it work. But the Passthrough is the big one, it replaced DMZ Plus, and passes the RG’s external interface to the interface I tell it to. In this case the one with the pfSense box plugged in, and the RG tied to the pfSense box WAN’s MAC address.

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