TP-link Router to modem to Pfsense & router

TP-link Router to modem to Pfsense & router
TP-link Router to modem to Pfsense & router
2022-06-22 21:01:49 - last edited 2022-06-23 00:54:23
Tags: #modem
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Good Afternoon,

 

I have recently purchased a new router to enhance my network and protection, as my prior router, the AC1200 /VR400 did not support VPN as required by my supplier.

 

Because of this change, I am looking to best use my old hardware and need some advice.

 

I am thinking of changing the VR400 to a simple modem with the new router acting as router for IP and internet with a few to then install a Protectli Vault FW4B - 4 Port, Firewall Micro Appliance/Mini PC - Intel Quad Core (Celeron J3160), AES-NI, 4GB RAM, 32GB mSATA SSD to install pfsense however I am getting a bit confused on how to need to structure my network and would like some advice:

 

Should my old router(VR400) be the modem or the new high-end one? And why?

Which order of device would be best? 

 

Should it go --> AC1200/VR400(modem) ----> ASUS AU88U or Asus AU88U ----> to AC1200 and where should pfsense go is it one cable to AC1200/VR400(modem) ----> one to pfsense and then one to the ASUS AU88U?

 

Any help is much appericated. 

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Re:TP-link Router to modem to Pfsense & router
2022-06-22 23:59:46 - last edited 2022-06-26 12:34:55

  @NetworkJungle-S 

 

If you're planning to get a PfSense box then you don't need an additional router, but just an access point.

PfSense is a firewall/router itself which you can use for VPN that you need.

In this case your topology would be:

--> AC1200/VR400(modem) ----> PfSense box -----> Access Point (ASUS AU88U can be configured in AP mode too)

If you still haven't bought PfSense you can use the following topology:

--> AC1200/VR400(modem) ----> ASUS AU88U (so you can use the full features of your ASUS AU88U)

When you use a firewall device it should be the entry point of your private network to be effective.

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Re:TP-link Router to modem to Pfsense & router
2022-06-24 02:07:54
Please send me my router login password,,🥺
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