So I moved from Florida to Texas. My previous ISP assigned a dynamic WAN IP address and I just used IPFire to update my DNS service when my IP changed. Now… I have a static IP address (facing the public) but a separate static WAN IP from the ISP. They told me I need to add this Static IP to my internal router’s setup. Well, I couldn’t find where to do this in IPFire. So I had to switch to a cheap off-the-shelf router in the meantime to get online. The off-the-shelf router explicitly has a field for “WAN Static IP Address” but uhh… I can’t find a similar setting in IPFire.
Oh and prior to this… I’ve been using IPFire for the past 8 years or so. I’m no n00b, but just never needed to set a static WAN IP.
I’ve looked through the IPFire interface, and I’ve read other posts about the Red network. But nothing with direct instructions about this setup…
1.) ISP provided a Static WAN IP address 10.x.x.x
2.) My internal network is 192.x.x.x
I can’t seem to find the section in the drop-downs of IPFire’s web client to enter the ISP assigned static WAN IP address.
Can someone just give a quick (but specific) detail on how to set it up? I already have all the 192.x.x.x with ports forwarding to servers all setup. I just need that final piece to get connected to the web.
Side note for those interested:
My ISP is a Terrestrial Antenna-based company. No cable, DSL, or Satellite. Literally a mini satellite dish aimed at a broadcast tower about 5 miles away. The way their system works is they are given a pipe of fiber connections and a “block” of public static IP addresses they can provide. They then manage those connections across their users with a 10.x.x.x network for the Static customers which essentially transfers the Public Static IP 23.x.x.x to the internal Static IP 10.x.x.x and then to my router. On my end, my internal network is all 192.x.x.x. Then to complicate things a little, I have a Mesh wireless network which has it’s own router, but I just force it into Bridge mode so it acts as a simple AP (per the manufacturer’s direction).