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# 259961 2-Nov-2019 15:18
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I called Orcon they said that they would not help and that I should try to get help from Geekzone - 


anyway I have tried and tried but it is impossible - The main page in my OPNsense says that DHCP4 is working but that DHCP6 is not, and of course there is no internet connection - I went to the documentation for OPNsense and the information is scant - Is there anyone out there who has been successful in getting OPNsense to work with Orcon ???  


If I hook up the ORCON router to the ORCON modem it works fine and if I hook up the OPNsense computer to the ORCON router using just DHCP it works great - why do they have to make it so difficult???

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  # 2347628 2-Nov-2019 15:57
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Setup is dead simple and only requires two things - VLAN10 tagging on the WAN port and DHCP.


My pick is you've missed the VLAN10 part



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  # 2347634 2-Nov-2019 16:25
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I went here - it looks eye poppingly tricky - or maybe I am reading more into it than I need to 


so even if I am able to somehow understand what they are saying and get it work then I have write some fire wall rules - why do they make it so difficult - 


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  # 2347635 2-Nov-2019 16:46
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Hi, so the parent interface is the physical WAN interface, set vlan 10 on it, now vlan 10 will become a new interface, this is now your WAN, setup DHCP on it and ensure the default route is applied to it.



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  # 2347637 2-Nov-2019 16:52
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OK I will try ?


will I need to write some firewall rules for it to allow the people on the lan to get onto the internet?


what do you mean by the default route? 

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  # 2347638 2-Nov-2019 16:57
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Ummmm, I have not looked at OpenSense in quite awhile, but the firewall rules need to ensure that the new vlan10 interface is referenced where the WAN would normally, and again without seeing the DHCP client it may register that it needs to set its gateway as the default without intervention. I will take a look at the documentation and make more comment.


Is there any reason why you are using OpenSense?, most of these products assume some level of networking ability, purhaps the ISP supplied router might have been better.



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  # 2347639 2-Nov-2019 17:05
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I was using the orcon router but I have had lots of complaints from the flatmates that at certain times like friday at 8 o'clock the internet grinds to a halt - I thought I could have more control to set speed limits and see what was causing the problem. I would have though that 800 gigabits was fast enough for 8 to 10 people but I think someone is using file sharing or they are facetiming at 4k - I dont know ?????

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  # 2347641 2-Nov-2019 17:18
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You will need to assign the vlan to the interface for a starters.




To do this you will need to do the following.




Interfaces - Other Types - VLAN




Create the Vlan in here and then set the parent device to the WAN Interface




Once this is done you need to go to




Interfaces - Assignments




Here you need to assign the interface with the VLAN tag to you wan interface.




On the WAN interface click on the drop down window and selece the VLAN 10 on IGB0 (providing IGB0 is your WAN) then click SAVE




Once this is done you will need to check the interface settings.




Interfaces - WAN




Make sure Enable interface is ticked then check that the IPv4 Connection Type is set to DHCP and the same goes for IPv6 Connection Type should be DHCPv6




Click save and that should be done.




 Check the dashboard to see if you have resolved an IP address in the Interfaces widget




Lobby - Dashboard




To test to see if you have a connection to the outside world you can ping from the firewall to and see the response.




To do this go to Interfaces - Diagnostics -Ping



I think from memory the initial install should create some basic firewall rules so that you can access the internet, but it has been a while since I have done a fresh build of OPNsense

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