Unable to ping host after installation



  • Hi,

    I recently installed pfsene on vmware workstation by following the below article

    http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/setting-pentest-lab-pfsense-virtualbox/

    My Observations:

    • New vm's is successfully able to get ip from pfsense

    • Able to access pfsense web GUI from another VM

    • I am also able to ping 10.0.0.1 from new vm(i know its obvious, just letting you know.. :))

    But i am unable to do two things,

    1. Unable to ping the host PC(by selecting 7 in options in pfsense)
    2. Even after configuring DNS server as 8.8.8.8/4.4.4.4 i am unable to access the internet

    Kindly let me let where i could have possibly gone wrong



  • probably an issue with your virtual-networking configuration

    you probably want the virtual-WAN to set to "bridged" inside the vmware workstation configuration for the pfsense-VM



  • Hi,

    I have set two network cards for the pfsense VM,

    The first one is set to Bridged and the second one is set to VMnet1(Host-Only)

    I too feel its the Virtual network but not sure which part of it is wrong..



  • perhaps you need to uncheck "Block private networks and loopback addresses ' on you pfsense wan interface?