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)

RB260GS - VLAN

VLANS
Follow the settings below.

RB260GS - VLANS

ACL (For MioTV)
Follow the settings below.

RB260GS - ACL

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.
pfsense-vlans-1

  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.pfSense - Interface Assignments

  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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