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Hardware/Software Switch and Interface routing advice

Hi there,


I have a FWF61E, F/W v6.4.2 build 1723 (GA).


I have set up 3 ports as a switch (hardware or software - I still don't really know the diff), and would like all devices to be able to talk to each other.


Devices 1-3 are fine and can talk to each other as expected. However, I am having trouble with getting device 4 to talk to devices 1-3, without setting an IP on the switch. I cannot ping from device1,2,3 to 4, or from device4 to devices1,2,3...


I have the firewall policies set as allowing everything. I have also set a static route to subnet1.


Please advise.


Thanks in advance.


hm sincer you switch has no ip and the arp table that tells the switch whichhost is on which oort is only on the switch - the rest of the fortigate does not know where to route traffic to the subnets connected to the switch I guess.

So I'd suggest either give the switch an ip in all three subnets to have a connected route on the FGT for each subnet or create static routes with destination interface the switch.


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