pfSense & SingTel Fibre Guide – Part 2

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In my previous post pfSense & SingTel Fibre Guide I stated that I was not able to do without the extra smart VLAN capable switch (MikroTik RB260GS). Finally!!! With more tinkering I was able to get MioTV to work without an extra switch! Yayyy!

NOTE

  1. If your pfSense set-up is running on ESXi, VMware or VirtualBox you have to ensure that promiscuous mode is turned on for WAN and MioWan NIC. I have only tested this out on ESXi and I was only able to get MioTV to work when promiscuous mode is turned on.

So lets cut to the chase…

PFSENSE

I will assumed that you have already set-up your pfSense machine. Access pfSense webconfigurator by default it should be at https://192.168.1.1.

In my configuration the interfaces are:

WAN: vmx0 (VLAN 10, Priority 0)
LAN: vmx1
MioWAN: vmx0 (VLAN 20, Priority 4)
MioLAN: vmx2 (VLAN 20, Priority 4)
MioBridge: Bridge MioWAN and MioLAN

INTERFACES

  1. Set up the VLANs
  2. Create a Bridge (MioWAN & MioLAN)
  3. Assign the Interfaces

Firewall Rules

  1. Set an ANY To ANY Rule for MIOWAN (IPv4 is enough)
  2. Set an ANY To ANY Rule for MIOLAN (IPv4 is enough)
    1. In addition Click the “Display Advanced” button
    2. Tick Allow IP options
    3. Set VLAN Prio Set to VI
  3. Set an ANY To ANY Rule for MIOBRIDGE (The bridge you created earlier and IPv4 is enough)
    1. In addition Click the “Display Advanced” button
    2. Tick Allow IP options
    3. Set VLAN Prio Set to VI

And you’re done! Without the RB260GS I am currently also getting a faster download speed of 830+ mbps (where is the 1gbps I’m paying for :/) compared to an average of 760+ mbps previously. However, your mileage may vary.

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  2. Thanks for your guide, I was able to get mioTV working.

    Just to add on, while setting up your firewall, you will need to set protocol from TCP to any, also you will need to allow “IP passthrough” option for MIOWAN

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