2.42 won't work after install



  • Installing a fresh image onto a Esxi virtual machine. Two network connections.

    Install goes fine and shows a DHCP connection for the WAN side of 192.168.0.203/24. It is where I expect it to be. Shows a LAN connection on the em1 of 192.168.1.1/24 which is the default.

    I connect to the LAN side using a machine at 192.168.1.11 and connection is fine. Step through the wizard and only changes made are to set the WAN to static IP of 192.168.0.14/24 and to turn off the bogon rules as this is just a test at present on a local network. All good so far.
    Hit the reload button and it reloads and gives me the status page with 3 spinning cogs. Usually 1 or two populate with data but the 3rd never does. It then stops responding and will time out and say the site is unreachable. If I try to login again from anywhere else I get nothing.

    Using the pfTop from the shell shows that there is connections going in/out but it appears the firewall is blocking access to the web interface for whatever reason.
    I have watched a couple of uTube videos of installs of 2.4 and followed then exactly and the utube video logs in fine but mine rejects me after a few seconds.

    I did not have this issue when I installed the 2.35 version.

    Any help greatfully received.



  • Okay I have managed to get it going but had to jump through some hoops to do it. Still don't know why though.

    Had to set the WAN as 192.168.1.1/24 and LAN as 192.168.0.25/24. Was then able to login to the web configurator okay from 192.168.0.11.

    Set up the firewall to pass everything on both LAN & WAN for a start. Then set the WAN IP to 192.168.0.14/24. It complained it overlapped so went to the shell and entered option 2 and changed the WAN IP there. I then reset the LAN IP to 192.168.1.1/24 and rebooted the pfsense machine.

    I was then able to login to the web configurator via 192.168.0.14 and all was okay.

    Not sure what was going on as the 2.3 version installed easily with no issues.



  • @veldthui:

    ….. and LAN as 192.168.0.25/24...../ /..... Then set the WAN IP to 192.168.0.14/24. It complained .....

    Compare this situation as a crossroad with heavy traffic, and all traffic lights go green at the same time.

    But, you're right. 2.4.2 won't work doing such things.


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