Forgive me if this has been asked: Port forwarding on LAN and WAN

  • I am having an issue. Basically, let's say my external PPPoE (WAN) address is pfSense is located at My computer is located at on LAN. I would like to forward port 80 to my web server on


    • someone on the web goes to, it should open my web server on
    • someone on my LAN goes to, it should open my web server on

    I haven't been able to quite figure this out. What I did ended up rerouting ALL port 80 to my webserver, so I couldn't access any external websites (ie. going to loaded

    I'd appreciate any help, and please note that I am a learning moron when it comes to pfSense, so treat me as such.  ;D

    Edit: I THINK I figured it out. I reset my firewall and port forwarding rules, tried again, and it seems to be working. Not sure what I did differently this time.

  • 1: change the port of your webinterface to something differently than 80
    2: firewall–> NAT make a portforward for your external IP to your internal IP --> let the firewall rule be autocreated
    3: advanced: uncheck the "disable NAT reflection" checkbox.

  • Yup, that's what I did differently. The first time I set it up, I had NAT reflection disabled. The second time, after resetting the rules, I did it all with NAT reflection enabled. Good to know where I went wrong. Thanks!

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