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Topic: google nest wifi with opnsense and port forwarding by registered user sams ( 4 months ago )

sams

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4 months ago
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Connect the wan port of google nest to the LAN port (interface) of the opnsense box.

then connect the lan port of google nest to switch to feed all your fixed devices.

To allow port forwarding (SSH in this case!) to you need to go to (opnsense) 'firewall -> nat -> port forward' and add a rule as such:

WAN TCP/UDP web_servers * WAN address 22 (SSH) 192.168.1.253 22 (SSH)

Where 'web_servers' is an alias for allowed/ trusted IPs (just make it any, if you're not inclined) and the '192.168.1.253' should be replaced with the static IP you set in the Google HOME app 'Wifi -> Advanced Settings -> WAN settings'. Note that my opnsense box is 192.168.1.254 and the wan of the nest wifi is 192.168.1.253 for simplicity.

May want to assign each individual device a static IP within the Google HOME apps now..

Then in the google HOME app, go to the 'Wifi -> Advanced Settings -> Port Management' and set a forward rule for one of your internal devices '22 / 22'and 'TCP/UDP' will suffice.

Thats it, test it out and see how you go.. cheers.

sams

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3 months ago
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Having said the above i'm moving house soon and Google Nest Wifi is gonna be foisted to my brother that runs a non pfsense/ opnsense and more simple set up. Google Nest Wifi sucks just like its owner. heh. definitely buyers remorse here. hopefully the mesh wifi fixes the blackspot my brother has and it goes to a valid home then; else five hundred smackeroos down the gurgler.

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