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How-to Discussions / Re: VLAN DHCP In OPNSense?
June 09, 2021, 11:26:06 PM
I couldnt get OpnSense to work, even when matching the VLAN ids. So i gave up and bought another Sonicwall (Sonicwall SOHO 250).

Thanks for the help though!
How-to Discussions / Re: VLAN DHCP In OPNSense?
May 30, 2021, 05:57:38 PM
HNG, i need your help :(

I followed all the instructions in:

Created the VLAN interfaces (i have 7), enabled DHCP for each of them in a different range, added the firewall rules to access internet (the current version of OpnSense auto adds the DHCP firewall rules).

But when i enable 802.1Q VLAN on the smart switch, my computer fails to get an IP address.

I was told by a friend that i should set VLAN 1 to untagged and the rest to tagged but that doesnt fix it. Find attached what the switch page looks like.
Topic Suggestions / OpnSense Howto Updates?
May 28, 2021, 05:09:00 PM
A lot of the guides are referring to functions that have been changed in newest version of OpnSense and its confusing to follow them as a newbie.

For example, the rules dont specify if IN or OUT should be used for direction.

Can you update them?
How-to Discussions / Re: VLAN DHCP In OPNSense?
May 08, 2021, 01:34:13 AM
My switch is an all or nothing kind of thing. If i enable VLAN support, all ports have it enabled, i cant leave one port un-enabled.
How-to Discussions / Re: VLAN DHCP In OPNSense?
May 06, 2021, 02:24:46 AM
So im having a problem, i followed all your guides, got VLAN's set up, enabled the DNS and DHCP rules for them (at the very least my management computer), got a smart VLAN switch. But everytime i enable VLAN on the switch (and set it to use the same VLAN IDs as i have configured on site), i lock myself out of OpenSense.

Any idea how to get around this?
How-to Discussions / Re: VLAN DHCP In OPNSense?
April 05, 2021, 02:48:09 PM
Aha! That was the problem. My switches are dumb and unmanaged.
I'm going to get one 8 port VLAN aware switch instead.

I was looking at  Is that one good enough or do you recommend something else? Ideally i dont want to spend over $100 on the switch.

P.S. It will be used at home where i need to isolate 5 networks.

P.P.S. I was using Sonicwall SOHO for the last 15 years but got tired of having to pay yearly for access to updated firmware.
How-to Discussions / VLAN DHCP In OPNSense?
March 29, 2021, 07:55:14 PM
I followed your guide at and i have a DHCP range set up for a network but my pc will not grab an ip address from the range i set up! And i have 2 switches (daisy chained) to the physical switch. My PC only successfully gets and IP when the physical interface itself has DHCP set up.

Whats happening and how do i fix this?