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I've got a Linksys 54G as my current router delivering DNS and DHCP.

I Installed my pfSense VM and it's not able to connect out to the internet.

I'm not sure what it is that i'm missing. I think it's burying a router behind a router and I haven't had to do that before.

So my Linksys is 192.168.1.1
That connects to a bunch of switches and E3000's acting as G/N AP's

Also on that connection I have it connecting to one of my NIC's on my ESXi box labeled WAN.

This WAN interface I'm then trying to break up into a few more interfaces;

WAN <-> pfSense <-> pfSense to Untangle <-> LAN
_________|
_________|
_______DMZ

I plan to eventually have just the pfSense as my router and for web-caching. I'll have windows handle my DNS and DHCP as I already have those VM's up and running. I just want to see how to hose a router within a router before i make that switch in case something get weird i can revert back to this setup while I work out the kinks.


So this is the goal but i'm uncertain what it is that I'm missing to get this function to work.
 
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You sure you got all the IP's and routing correct?
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I think I'm overlooking something

Comcast

My Modem

Linksys 54G
DD-WRT
Internal: 192.168.1.1/24
DNS
DHCP

pfSense 2.1
External: DHCP4: 192.168.1.44/24
Internal: 192.168.2.1/24
DHCP
Primary DNS: 192.168.1.1
Secondary DNS: 192.168.2.1

Windows XP Pro VM Client on (pfSense to Untangle, essentially the LAN interface)
IP: 192.168.2.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.2.1


What other info should I check. I've never done a router in a router system? Long term i'm not looking to maintain it but I'd like to have it figured out in case i choose to operate some VM's under a different router within the ESXi environment.

Just watched this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIFKmJ4wufc

And he covers exactly what i'm trying to do except my second router is a pfSense VMvs he's covering a physical router.

I tried pinging Google.com and the XP VM Client was able to resolve Google.com to 74.124.226.167, but communication failed.

Also in pfSense 2.1 I went Interfaces-> WAN and unchecked "Block Private Networks" As i'd need communication with my 192.168.1.1 network.


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Whats the default route on the pfsense box?

Also have you allwaed forwarding of traffic on it from the 168.2/24 interface to 168.1/24 interface?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ulquiorra View Post

Whats the default route on the pfsense box?

I'm not certain how to check that. I've never run a router behind a router. When i run one pfSense as my only router I never have this issue. Can you advise me how to go about that. I've tried googleing and I couldn't find any useful resource to give you an appropriate answer.
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Also have you allwaed forwarding of traffic on it from the 168.2/24 interface to 168.1/24 interface?

I haven't done it manually, so i'm assuming it hasn't happened yet. I normally only limit traffic and prioritize traffic. I'm not certain how to make that configuration as I haven't had multiple subnets that I had in inter route traffic.
 
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Can you ssh to it? PFsnese is linux i think so try sshing then

route -n


And you will need to set rules to allow it to forward possibly, but as its a firewall disto it may not
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