NVG599 + WAP + Pfsense + DIR815 in IP Passthrough mode
Ok I have a permanent vpn to my workplace on my pfsense firewall. Before I was on Time Warner Cable and had the modem in bridge mode and wifi off. The DIR-815 was also in bridge mode, though it had an IP from DHCP and could be managed that way, but it left the IP assignment to the pfsense firewall.
I got set up today on uverse. I have 2 tv's connected by ethernet and 2 tv's connected with wireless set top boxes to an access point plugged into the NVG599. The NVG599 is on 192.168.1.254 and the WAP is on 192.168.1.67. I enabled IP passthrough mode DHCPPS-Fixed and selected my pfsense firewall's WAN Mac address of 00:d0:68:0d:1b:8e. After restarting my pfsense firewall acquired the public ip address of the NVG599. Now what is interesting is the DHCP is still enabled and the WAP still has its IP addresses from the NVG599 while the pfsense has its DHCP clients in the 192.168.57.0 subnet. I can't see if the ipsec will work yet because I need to change the IP on the workplace side to match the new public IP. Anyway the wireless STB's still work and my firewall seems to work sharing that public IP. I haven't tried to disable DHCP or wifi, though. I suppose I could keep DHCP and wifi up for family devices and put the DIR815 on the pfense's LAN network for vpn devices. I'm going to test of few of the different scenerios and let you know what I find.
I tried to use cascaded Router but it keeps telling me "Cascaded Router Network Address must be a WAN-side subnet" when I try to use my DIR-815 which is on 192.168.1.78 either in passthrough mode, or default server mode.
AT&T says my internet bandwidth isn't used by TV. So somehow AT&T must tag traffic from the WAP from the 2 wireless STB's. If I disable DHCP and run those through my gigabit switch to the pfsense firewall, would I lose this benefit I wonder?