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Tomato as DSL -> Switch -> QoS (pfSense)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by S__G, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. S__G

    S__G Guest

    I'm hoping you guys can help me out with an issue I'm having. I recently set up a box with pfSense to act as my router. However, this has left my wireless clients in the dust. In addition to that, I am having trouble getting MLPPP to work on pfSense. The reason I switched in the first place was because of the WRT54GL's poor performance with lots of connections and rather limited QoS ability (due to memory, mostly).

    I am using the MLPPP version of Tomato, which is largely the same, except it adds simplified support for MLPPP in the GUI. I run MLPPP as a single-link right now (to get around Bell throttling). I would like to do this:
                       Gb switch
         -                                   -
       VLAN0                               VLAN1
       (LAN)                               (WAN)
         ¦                                   ¦
         ¦                                   ¦
         -                                   -
        PCs                          Tomato on WRT54GL
                              DSLmodem1         Wireless clients
    IN: Internet -> WRT54GL -> Switch -> pfSense for QoS -> Switch -> LAN
    OUT: LAN -> Switch -> pfSense for QoS -> Switch -> WRT54GL -> Internet

    My networking knowledge is very limited, it took me a couple of days, with outside assistance, to get pfSense working as my router with VLANs. The above is completely beyond me. I have no clue how to make Tomato forward everything to pfSense for QoS, and then back into the network. I think for this to happen, it needs to show up transparently as the WAN gateway to pfSense?

    I currently have it set up so WRT handles only my wifi and routes that through pfSense, which is running as the gateway.

    I would appreciate any help at all.
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I would change the network of the DSL modem and connect it to the WAN of the WRT54GL not the LAN. You do realize that a DSL modem with local LAN address will be acting as a NAT router, so it looks like you are running triple NAT!

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