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?

    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Port_Forward_Troubleshooting



  • 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.