Not getting Internet access on OPT1



  • To split up the network I set up a VLAN (ID 20) and assigned interface OPT1 to it. Devices successfully get an IP address from pfSense, but oddly don't get Internet access. Even more odd is I can't even ping the firewall (192.168.20.1), but CAN ping devices from the firewall (via console and webUI). The VLAN and OPT1 interafce were generadted via the "Assign Interfaces" option on the console.

    Any idea how to get devices on OPT1 to successfully get Internet access?

    P.S. - On the other interface (LAN), devices get Internet access with no problem.



  • @digity:

    To split up the network I set up a VLAN (ID 20) and assigned interface OPT1 to it. Devices successfully get an IP address from pfSense, but oddly don't get Internet access. Even more odd is I can't even ping the firewall (192.168.20.1), but CAN ping devices from the firewall (via console and webUI). The VLAN and OPT1 interafce were generadted via the "Assign Interfaces" option on the console.

    Any idea how to get devices on OPT1 to successfully get Internet access?

    P.S. - On the other interface (LAN), devices get Internet access with no problem.

    SOLVED! I didn't have the correct rule set up for OPT1 interface (Firewall -> Rules -> OPT1). I erroneously selected "LAN net" as my source in the allow rule (for IPv4). It should be "OPT1 net" (or maybe "any" would work too). Once I changed it to "OPT1 net" devices were able to ping the firewall/pfSense box and get on the Internet.

    Hope this helps someone else.