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Router behind 3801HGV with static IPs...again.
Okay, I've had this working in the past and it is working now, but the workaround is ugly - trying to fix it.
Currently have a VM running pfSense with FIVE external interfaces, all set to DHCP, connected to the RG. Since it's a VM, those interfaces all connect to a virtual switch inside the VM host and I only run a single cable, thankfully. I can map the static IPs 1:1 to those interfaces and all is (mostly) good.
In order for that to work, however, I have to have a sizable VM host and NAS storage sitting in my office next to the RG. Noisy, hot, and annoying.
I have purchased another very nice little router, a MikroTik RB1100 that has virtually every feature you could ever want, including stuff that I will never ever use - they're very inexpensive for the feature set, though, so we'll call it a win.
I'm struggling with getting all five of my static IPs back to that router so I can PAT individual services back to the machines inside my private LAN or DMZ networks, though.
I see the new Cascaded Router functionality showing in the RG's firmware pages, but I don't think I've seen a comprehensive set of instructions on how that is set up (when using static IPs). I've tried configuring it to point to my new router, but the static IPs don't ever seem to make it through...undoubtedly because of mistakes on my part.
Please help me turn my office back into an office instead of a server farm.