[pfSense] how to make pfsense work with vlans in vmware
Pim van Stam
pim at vanstam-ict.nl
Mon Apr 2 03:35:10 EDT 2012
On 2 apr. 2012, at 06:42, Bill Yuan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have tried for the whole weekend to make the my pfsense work with vlans in vmware, but still failed.
> here is the network structure.
> I am using a vmware workstation 8 on PC. and the LAN NIC is "Realtek 8169",
> currently , on switch Port 1 2 8 are in vlan1
> Port 3 4 8 are in vlan2,
> Laptop 1 is using port 1
> Laptop 2 is using port 3
> PC is using port 8 of the switch.
> and I created two vlans in pfsense, that means in pfsense ,so there are em1_vlan1 and em1_vlan2 ,
> so I want to know is it possible that the traffic from laptop1 will use em1_vlan1 and laptop2 will use em1_vlan2,
> currently i am still don't know why my vlan setting doesn't work.
> I am really need help on this , ths in advance.
I'm afraid you missed the concepts of vlan's. A vlan is a separated network (LAN). To separate the networks vlan tags are used in stead of different switches.
* a vlan has it's own IP range
* traffic between vlan's must be routed by a router.
Why do you want to use vlan's? For learning purposes?
* create vlan0
* connect wifi access point to vlan 0 switch port
* AP at 192.168.0.2
* em1_vlan0 on pfsense at 192.168.0.1
* laptop 1 at 192.168.1.4;
* define em1_vlan1 in pfsense with ip 192.168.1.1
* laptop 2 at 192.168.2.5
* define em1_vlan2 in pfsense with ip 192.168.2.1
The pc must be in clan 1 or vlan2, both is not sensible
Wifi is in separate vlan (vlan0)
* define vlan's
* configure the vlan interfaces (OPTx)
* define firewall rules, otherwise there will be no traffic at all
* define outbound NAT rules if all vlan's must be capable of access the WAN
* define the DHCP server settings for all van's
Does this help?
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