However, ran into an interesting problem when trying to use an old BT HG612 modem front facing a PFSense box, and the 589 as a wifi AP.
The 589 - obviously - can act as a DHCP server, specifiying the DHCP pool, DNS servers, and a number of static/reserved addresses. Notice anything missing from that list? Yep, the default gateway. It appears that the 589 assumes that its IP address is the default gateway, and there is no means to change the gateway to something other than the 589's IP address.
Does anyone know different?
My network is 192.168.1.0/24, the PFSense LAN port has the address 192.168.1.1 and is the default gateway. PFSense was acting as a DHCP server, with the 589's DHCP server disabled. WAN IP is picked up via DHCP from SSE over a PPoE connection.
PFSense acts as DHCP server
ISP->HG612->(WAN port) PFSENSE (LAN port) ->Netgear GS105 switch
Netgear GS105 port 1 -> PF Sense
Netgear GS105 port 2 -> Dell 2816 switch
Netgear GS105 port 3 -> Netgear GS805 switch
Netgear GS105 port 1 -> (switch port 1) 589 ->wifi
I can hard code IP configuration on most devices to use 192.168.1.1
In this configuration, all wired clients pickup an IP address, communicate with each other, and can reach the internet. However, wireless clients do not pickup IP configuration.
I assumed that with disabling the 589s DHCP server, wireless clients would pick up an address from the PFSense box, but this doesn't happen; presumably the 589 is blocking DHCP requests.
I tried setting up DHCP server with a small pool on the 589 - and adjusted the PFSense pool size accordingly, which is when I discovered the 589 apparently only serve's its address as the default gateway.
I tried using the 589s WAN port to connect to the Netgear switch, but this made no difference. I'm wondering why, as that is supposedly the port to use if one wishes to use a different modem, and woudl therefore be looking for a WAN-side DHCP assigned IP address. Perhaps I need to examine that in more detail.
Any ideas, or suggestions to try?
edit: for clarity.
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Edited by alewis (Sat 08-Jul-17 19:43:32)