Welcoming pfSense® Security Gateway in my home

Xavier Briand
Feb 22, 2019 · 2 min read
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Netgate SG-1100 pfSense® Security Gateway.

Hey beauty! No, not you, I’m talking about ← that little thing.
Introducing the Netgate pfSense® Security Gateway.

This found a place in between my cable modem and my Google Wifi access point to help me discover what is actually going on on my home network.

Some things you should know about setting up a Google Wifi access point with an upstream gateway

Modem → pfSense Gateway → Google Wifi AP

Here is what Google says about this setup:

Go in “Include a 3rd party router upstream of the Primary Wifi point”.

And it’s just that. Don’t overthink it: set up the Gateway LAN interface with an IP address and enable DHCP, and plug it to the Google Wifi WAN interface.

Under the hood



Google Wifi AP

I tried to use Google Wifi’s WAN static IP setting to no avail ┐(´ー`)┌

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