Port forwarding

  • Port forwarding not working, this did work on my router. attached are my firewall setting
    ![firewall rule.PNG](/public/imported_attachments/1/firewall rule.PNG)
    ![firewall rule.PNG_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/firewall rule.PNG_thumb)
    ![NAT rule.PNG](/public/imported_attachments/1/NAT rule.PNG)
    ![NAT rule.PNG_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/NAT rule.PNG_thumb)

  • In your port-forward rule, your Destination should be WAN address.

    How are you testing?  From WAN side or LAN side?  What type of network is your WAN, public IP or private IP?

  • It should work even with * as the Dest, I believe.  Have you gone through this yet?


  • Let me ask this: I have Cox Business internet with a Static public IP, is there anything I need to setup on the cox router to allow port forwarding on my pfsense firewall. Port forwarding worked fine on the router by its self

  • Read the port forwarding troubleshoot wiki page first without going any further, especially the point 8:

    8\. The pfSense router is not the border router. If there is something else between pfSense and the ISP, the port forwards and associated rules must be replicated there.

  • Wow right there in black and white. Ok how can I make pfsense the only thing between the ISP and my network, since Cox's connection is coaxial

  • You need a cablemodem in bridge mode and then pfSense after that.  If your modem is also acting as a firewall router then you're going to have problems.

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