So after watching a lot of Tom’s awesome videos on pfSense I’ve finally decided to get my feet wet in it! I’ve setup a pfSense box inside by home network to create a miniature internal network so I can test out the features w/o taking my internet down for days as I figure things out. lol
I’ve been working on setting up the VLANs and I’m having trouble getting the DHCP requests to go through. I have a DHCP server on my network already and want to use continue using it. I’ve setup the DHCP Relay in pfSense to point towards my DHCP server. However, no matter which network by test device connects to it will not receive an IP. I think my setup is good so far, as I can enter a static IP on the device and all is right and happy with the world.
So, I’m beginning to think this is due to my DHCP server technically being on the WAN side of pfSense and so it is blocking, at the very least, the communication back to the client since I can ping the DHCP server from pfSense and its WAN IP even came from that same server.
Is there a rule I need to add to the firewall to allow that back-and-forth communication? Or is this something that DHCP Relay just wasn’t intended to do?
BTW, if it makes any difference, the DHCP server is a Windows Server. No hate please!
Thanks all for help and advice!