I may be missing something but wanted to check with you all. I have a network with a PA-200 (vwire) between a FIOS router and a Netgear Layer 2 switch. I also have WAPs connected to the switch. The FIOS router is providing DHCP address to the wired/wireless clients connected. The DHCP clients are not getting IP addresses and I'm getting errors that the DHCP server cannot be reached. I do have an outbound rule so I can test URL filtering, but everything is set to alert in the URL Filter Profile. BTW, no DHCP issues are encountered with the PA removed from the mix.
It's a pretty simple setup so I was wondering if anyone has had this type of issue. Or maybe my setup isn't correct? I'd appreciate the help.
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Quick question on your vwire did you create an untrust zone and a trust zone? That is what I did and I had the same issue. I created a security policy rule from untrust to trust on my vwire with only the application dhcp and that worked for me.
For testing create an any any policy to check if that resolves the issue. If that helps, then create a bidirectional security policy from between your inside and outside zone and allow the dhcp application.
That did the trick. The zones were already in place so all I needed to do was allow DHCP from the Untrusted to the Trusted and it worked like a charm. I guess I was hoping for a striaght plug-n-play but I'm glad it's working.
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