Cant ping router



  • hello i cant manage to get a ping to hit or go threw my pfsense machine 2.3.3)
    my isp placed a LTE antenna ontop of my home (witch i had to remount since they did the most idiotic job ive ever seen)
    the anteena is forced to be in nat mode since they are beyond incompetent and have no idea how to set static IP for fixed wireless to there tower network (set up a DynDNS hostname)
    i currently have the router on the DMZ and the firewall off anyway with "Redirect ICMP to host" on
    i currently have this rule on both my LAN and WAN side
    action: pass
    Interface: (wan or lan depending on interface i set it to)
    Protocol: ICMP
    ICMP Subtypes: ANY
    source: ANY
    Destination: ANY

    to assure it doesnt have anything to do with my ISP i atempted pinging the router from the antenna on my house (192.168.0.1 pinging 192.168.0.2) no success
    i however can ping from within my network (lan rules same as above with lan as interface)
    i also am incapable to pinging devices inside the network from the antenna but can ping devices outside the network from inside

    main need for this is so i can both monitor my router and install my SSL certificates


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    "to assure it doesnt have anything to do with my ISP i atempted pinging the router from the antenna on my house (192.168.0.1 pinging 192.168.0.2) no success"

    So pinging from rfc1918 your 192.168.0.1 – would be blocked by the rfc1918 rule that is on wan by default.  So unless you turned it off - no rules you create would allow an rfc1918 address to even hit those rules you created to allow ping.



  • I assume your LTE antenna comes with a LTE modem/router which is what you referred to as 192.168.0.1, correct?

    And your pfSense router was issued an IP of 192.168.0.2 from DHCP from that LTE modem/router, correct?

    And you placed the pfSense router in the LTE modem/router's DMZ?

    You tried to ping from the LTE modem/router to the pfSense's WAN/192.168.0.2?

    Be a little more clear please.