LAN computers cant resolve Internet addresses



  • I tried looking for a solution for my problem but I did not find a thread with the same problem.  I guess this should be easy to solve but I do not have the knowledge.

    I have the pfsense 2.3.2 RELEASE with DNS resolver turn on and DNS Forwarder turn off.  The general config I have the WAN by DHCP assigned and DNS from the DHCP.

    The DNS servers shown in Dashboard are: 127.0.0.1 and ISP DSN IP (10.168.0.1).

    I have the pfsense with DHCP server active on LAN that sets the DNS for some clients to the pfsense IP and others to the Domain DNS.

    The clients run as a Domain so there is a DNS server in the LAN, but the ones that point only to pfsense as DNS fail.

    pfsense can resolve Internet addresses like www.google.com, but the clients fail to resolve Internet.  They can resolve internal hosts.
    I have a Domain Override so pfsense can resolve internal hosts.

    I tried by turning "Enable Forwarding mode"  in DNS Resolver but it seems that it requires more.



  • Have you tried turning off the resolver and turning on the forwarder?



  • @muswellhillbilly:

    Have you tried turning off the resolver and turning on the forwarder?

    I tried what you suggested and is working.  Thanks.



  • @jetberrocal:

    I have the pfsense 2.3.2 RELEASE with DNS resolver turn on and DNS Forwarder turn off.  The general config I have the WAN by DHCP assigned and DNS from the DHCP.

    The DNS servers shown in Dashboard are: 127.0.0.1 and ISP DSN IP (10.168.0.1).

    You can also try with DNS Resolver without Forwarding mode.
    In General Setup, leave the DNS Server blank and disable DNS Server Override