I have installed virgin media business broadband and the package comes with 5 static ips. These IP are GRE tunnels from the HITRON router to virgin. the IP addresses are for example -

with / 29 being the LAN Gateway (HITRON router)

I have a PFSENSE firewall between the gateway with WAN setup static IPv4 / 29 upstream gateway

How do I use the other static addresses ( -

My assumption is to just manually set a device / or router to another one of the static ips assigned then plug it into the HITRON router?

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You need to either

  • connect a switch/VLAN to the handover port (on the ISP router) and connect devices using your IP addresses directly or
  • assign all addresses to your pfSense firewall and map/translate the public addresses to private addresses behind the firewall/in your DMZ
  • Do you have a hint on how to assign all the addresses to my pfSense firewall. I tried connecting another cable from the Hitron modem / router to the same pfSense box but on a different port, created a new wan for each with one of the static ip's but the upstream gateway ip creates an error as its used in the origional wan. I did connect a device directly to the Hitron router with one of the static ips manually entered and the gateway set to the hitron router and this worked for network connection.
    – funkimunky
    Commented Aug 24, 2023 at 21:36
  • Simply add more/secondary addresses to the interface you have (no experience with pfSense, but that's the usual way to do it).
    – Zac67
    Commented Aug 25, 2023 at 6:28
  • Thanks Zac67. I'm going to do a bit of research on how to do that with pfSense.
    – funkimunky
    Commented Aug 25, 2023 at 7:15

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