How to access pfSense by the real machine?
Sandson last edited by
I'm studying pfSense (I'm actually going to start the pfSense studies of some YT videos but I'm stuck in configuration …).
I have VirtualBox installed on my notebook and I installed pfSense 2.3.4 on the virtual machine.
I configured it as follows (from videos I saw on YouTube). I got access in one way, and it's not the way I want it. I installed to be able to study, to test at home with my internet and such, with virtual machines, etc.
The first setup I did:
1. This setting was made for VMWare, from a video I saw on youtube. But I tested it in VirtualBox, but it did not work ...
Adapter 1: Host-only network adapter
2. This is another setting for another video, it also did not work:
Adapter 1: NAT
Adapter 2: Internal network.
3. This is another setup and was the only one that worked:
Adapter 1: Brigde mode plate: Wirelles adapter
Adapter 2: Brigde mode card: Ethernet adapter
Here comes my doubt.
In configuration 2, I can only access pfSense on the internal network between the virtual machines ...
In configuration 3, I can only access pfSense by my real machine if I connect the network cable in my note ....
However, I want to access the pfSense admin panel by the actual machine, but without having to connect the cable, because I need to get around with the notebook ... And even if I do the cable configuration, if I disconnect it does not work.
I wanted your help.
PS: I also did adapter 1 in NAT mode and adapter 2 in Host-only mode and also did not work ...
I also put it like this:
4. Adapter 1 - mode brigde - my wireless note card
Adapter 2 - host-only
Did not work too
I can ping my real machine but I can not access the panel ..
Guest last edited by
You can't if you aren't directly connected to the LAN-side with no NAT. VirtualBox ruins most of that all the time.