pfSense & SingTel Fibre Guide

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A couple of weeks ago I decided to retire my four years old Asus RT-N66U and build my own pfSense firewall/router. I spent many countless hours tinkering and reading up on forums to get my set-up working. MioTV was a pain to get it working properly.

Hence, I decided to write this guide to help anyone out there who is trying to replace their SingTel/Old routers with pfSense.

My Network Set-Up

SingTel ONT -> MikroTik RB260GS -> pfSense -> Everything Else

Previously, before purchasing RB260GS I tried using pfSense’s own VLANs interfaces. However, I could not get the MioTV to work. If you do not have a MioTV subscription you might be able to do without the RB260GS.

I have figured out a way to get MioTV to work without an additional smart switch. Take a look at the update over here.

RB260GS

First of all, lets set-up the managed switch. I will be using the RB260GS. Most manage switches with VLAN and Priority capabilities should work.

SingTel VLANS

Internet: 10
MioTV: 20
VoIP: 30

RB260GS Ports

Port 1: From ONT
Port 2: Internet
Port 3: MioTV

Access the RB260GS admin panel.

VLAN
Follow the settings below.
(Please note that the settings below does not cater for VoIP. You can use Port 4 and set VLAN ID to 30 and connect it to SingTel’s Router)

VLANS
Follow the settings below.

ACL (For MioTV)
Follow the settings below.

pfSense

I will assume that you have already set-up your pfSense machine. Access pfSense webconfigurator by default it should be at http://192.168.1.1. Once, you have successfully access the webconfigurator complete the Set-Up Wizard.

In my configuration the WAN and LAN interfaces are:

WAN: vmx1
LAN: vmx0

Interfaces

Firstly, we have to create a VLAN Interface. In order to do that click on Interfaces > (assign) in the drop down menu > VLANs Tab > Add button.

  1. Select your WAN interface
  2. Set VLAN Tag to 10
  3. VLAN Priority to 0
  4. Click Save

Secondly, after adding the VLAN. Click on the Interface Assignments Tab to assign the newly created VLAN to pfSense WAN Interface.

  1. Assign VLAN 10 to WAN interface
  2. Save
  3. And you’re set!

After completing all the steps above successfully. You should be able to obtain a WAN IP and your devices should be able to access the internet!

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