XBOX One will not get DHCP address…

  • Dear Friends,

    I have just put together a pfSense system to manage my home network on an repurposed Dell PC.  I cannot get my Xbox on (original version) to get a DHCP address via Ethernet while my old router; a RT-AC68U will give it an address without problems.  Other devices get IP’s and work well.

    The pfSense system has an in internal NIC is an Intel® 82567LM (as WAN) and Intel EXPI9404PTL PRO/1000 PT (port 1 as LAN). Note: I did have to add lines to the /boot/loader.conf.local as outlined in

    To be clear I have not even gotten far enough to set up rules for Xbox Live, right now I just can’t get it to connect to the Internet.  This is a rather fresh install and thus other then configuring UPNP (a suggestion I read). I haven’t configured the system very far beyond the basics.

    I am new to the product and thus I offer my thanks you in advance for any help the community can offer!


    Eric T Gadsby

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