DHCP stops working on upgrade to 2.4.0



  • I just installed my very first pfSense.  After config, I set my 2 interfaces and made sure I had ip address's assinged.  Everything worked.  I was able to connect a laptop to the LAN interface and login to the gui.  DHCP was working.  I then noticed there was an upgrade to 2.4.0 and I did the upgrade.  After the reboot the laptop would no longer pick up a DHCP lease.  If I manually assign an IP to the laptop it works, but DHCP does not.  What have I done wrong?

    Roveer


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    "What have I done wrong?"

    Provide any actual info ;)

    In the log is dhcp starting - does it show some error?  If dhcp server is running are you seeing the discovers on the dhcp server.. It just ignores them?  Sends a nac?  what?  The log is your friend!



  • @johnpoz:

    "What have I done wrong?"

    Provide any actual info ;)

    In the log is dhcp starting - does it show some error?  If dhcp server is running are you seeing the discovers on the dhcp server.. It just ignores them?  Sends a nac?  what?  The log is your friend!

    My bad.  I should have provided better information.  It was the end of the day and I had a hell of a headache.

    Since this is just test lab stuff I can easily manipulate.  I re-installed scratch and will inspect logs on the working version and compare it to logs on the updated version and see if I can determine what's happening.  Then I'll come here with my results.

    Somehow I was thinking it was some obvious simple thing that as a noob I overlooked and someone would immediately know what I did wrong.  It's about as vanilla as it comes.  About all I did as far as configuration was to get the WAN and LAN nic's running, and changed the admin password.  Then I upgraded and it got broke.  So let's see what I can find.  I'll report back.  Thanks.

    Roveer


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Yeah should just work.. Things can always go wrong sure.. But without any info hard to try and find out where it might be.

    When you say this is test lab stuff - is it VM?  Or on actual hardware?  If you just installed this not sure why you just didn't install 2.4 directly?  Its been out for a few days now.. When you go to download you would get the 2.4 iso, etc.




  • @johnpoz:

    Yeah should just work.. Things can always go wrong sure.. But without any info hard to try and find out where it might be.

    When you say this is test lab stuff - is it VM?  Or on actual hardware?  If you just installed this not sure why you just didn't install 2.4 directly?  Its been out for a few days now.. When you go to download you would get the 2.4 iso, etc.

    No VM, actual hardware.  Quite a dated piece too.  Doesn't even have AES-NI Processor, but it took the install and fired right up.

    I got really confused with the downloads iso's vs memstick etc.  Couldn't get it to boot off of one version then I went back and got memstick.  I'll take another look and see if I can get 2.4.0 on memstick and install it straight away and see what happens.  That just might save me some time.  Thanks.  I'll let you know what happens.  Get out the popcorn.