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Setup multiple LAN network with single Public IP address

DuskDusk Newbie ✭
edited August 2020 in Entry Level Firewalls

Let me preface this post by saying I have very little experience with the firewall. We have a TZ400 with a single Public IP. The X0 LAN has internet access. I need a second LAN with a different IP scheme to have internet and NOT interfere with the existing LAN since it will be a DHCP network also.

I have been unable to find an example of what I need so here I am.

Any help is very appreciated!

Category: Entry Level Firewalls

Best Answer


  • Hi @Dusk, you can simply setup a second LAN (through VLAN or another interface). We have predefined NAT rules and zone trust so you won't have to do anything else besides create DHCP scopes etc.. They will both use the same public IP when traffic leaves your network.

  • Hello @Dusk,

    Welcome to SonicWall community.

    If you need a secondary LAN, you can just configure a free interface on the SonicWall with a separate IP scheme and enable DHCP on that interface. The access rules between LAN to LAN can be set so that this new network cannot interfere with the existing X0 subnet.

    By default, SonicWall adds the access rule and NAT policy for it to be able to access the internet using the public IP on WAN.

    Please take a look at the KB below that explains settings separate internal networks for printers and servers.

    You can also choose to use a VLAN sub-interface under X0 itself, but in that case the switch connected to X0 should be a managed switch with VLAN capabilities and you would need to set up separate VLAN with the port connecting to the firewall in trunk mode.

    If you are using a free interface, please use a separate switch so that the L2 traffic is segregated.


    Shipra Sahu

    Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services

  • DuskDusk Newbie ✭

    Thank you everyone for your answers. Technically all of them are correct, but I marked @Ajishlal as correct because I really needed the step by step instructions due to my inexperience. It helped greatly!

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