Having problems with installation



  • I install PFsence and it displayed a menu in dos and I can't get past this. I can't even exit out of it only by turning off the computer. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?



  • @Cosmo52:

    I install PFsence and it displayed a menu in dos and I can't get past this. I can't even exit out of it only by turning off the computer. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

    Hi !

    Possible that you make us see what you see ?
    Btw : keyboard works ?
    Also : when you see 'dos' then you're not looking at the right screen  :)



  • Nobody has a clue with the level of detail you have provided.  Try a screenshot and/or any error messages you saw, plus any actions you took and the results.



  • @Cosmo52:

    I install PFsence and it displayed a menu in dos and I can't get past this. I can't even exit out of it only by turning off the computer. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

    I suggest the first thing you do is to view some youtube videos on setting up pfSense. You are looking at the shell menu by the sound of your post, you need to move onto the Web interface to complete the setup..

    There are many videos, here's one to start you off.

    The install in the video is on a virtual machine, but it's the same procedure for physical hardware.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXSsr65kttw



  • In that video he is using  VN. I installed it and it erased everything to install Pf sence.  The point that I am at is the last screen menu before he log onto the PFsence main menu, how do I get the internet up and put in 192.168.0.1?



  • How do I do  print screen so I c so you guys what I am talking about?  The only thing on the drive is PFsence nothing else.



  • Here is the last screen that I cannot get past.




  • @Cosmo52:

    Here is the last screen that I cannot get past.

    What do you mean you cannot get past, that's the console. Connect a computer to the LAN interface and access the WebUI on 192.168.1.1 to continue the configuration, also RTFM.



  • @Cosmo52:

    In that video he is using  VN. I installed it and it erased everything to install Pf sence.  The point that I am at is the last screen menu before he log onto the PFsence main menu, how do I get the internet up and put in 192.168.0.1?

    I said in my post

    The install in the video is on a virtual machine, but it's the same procedure for physical hardware.

    There was no need to install a VM, The part you needed to follow was AFTER you have installed pfSense and it has reached the console menu.



  • Oh ok. I will try that. Thank you all for you help!  Merry Christmas!  If I have anymore problems I am sure you can help me, Thanks again for helping a 65 year old man.



  • You've only got a few years on me. ;)



  • I tried to login to the router but it is not connecting, other problems can it be?  I am getting confused.  It says that the new pfsense is installed.



  • Have a look at the terminal window again, it tells you what to enter to connect to the web interface. Usually, it's https://192.168.1.1

    How are you connecting your pc to pfsense, and what hardware are you using?



  • it says https://192.168.1.1/24 but this doesn't work  there is no address for wan.



  • Should I start over and install a older version that would make it easier? I have built computers but this is the first time I am trying to build a router out of a old computer. So am I over my head in doing this or what?



  • I am connecting Pfsense directly to the isp modem.



  • No, it's fine. So enter that address without the /24

    Forget the wan for now, you need to get to the Lan web interface. How have you got your pc connected to pfsense, you should be connected directly to the LAN port at this point.



  • I still can't login to Pfsense, I put the address in but couldn't connect. There is no address for wan. how do I put one in there and what should it be? Thanks for the help.



  • When you connect to the Lan port of pfsense, can you tell me what the IP address of your pc is?



  • This is the IP address 192.168.0.1  ,  I finally got connected to the Pfsense router but it isn't connecting to the modem.  Is the something that I need to configure in the setup menu?  Is there a video for setting up Pfsense 2.4.2?



  • What were you using previously to connect to the modem, before pfSense?

    The video I gave before is from an earlier version, but the principle is the same.



  • I am using modem, old router to my computer and it works fine except it disconnects at times.



  • Ok, so what are the want settings in the old router?



  • Name: Ethernet
    Description: Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
    Physical address (MAC): 30:85:a9:ae:85:f2
    Status: Operational
    Maximum transmission unit: 1500
    Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 1000/1000 (Mbps)
    DHCP enabled: Yes
    DHCP servers: 192.168.0.1
    DHCP lease obtained: ?Monday, ?December ?11, ?2017 2:53:42 PM
    DHCP lease expires: ?Tuesday, ?December ?12, ?2017 2:53:42 PM
    IPv4 address: 192.168.0.198/24
    IPv6 address:
    Default gateway: 192.168.0.1
    DNS servers: 192.168.0.1
    DNS domain name:
    DNS connection suffix:
    DNS search suffix list:
    Network name: Network  7
    Network category: Private
    Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Connected to Internet / Connected to unknown network

    Name: Wi-Fi
    Description: Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Physical address (MAC): dc:85:de:59:ba:fa
    Status: Not operational
    Maximum transmission unit: 1500
    IPv4 address: 169.254.168.10/16
    IPv6 address: fe80::c9c6:5192:5e2:a80a%15/64
    DNS servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected

    Name: Local Area Connection* 11
    Description: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Physical address (MAC): de:85:de:59:ba:fa
    Status: Not operational
    Maximum transmission unit: 1500
    IPv4 address: 169.254.161.131/16
    IPv6 address: fe80::4da5:a969:845f:a183%9/64
    DNS servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected

    Name: Bluetooth Network Connection
    Description: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical address (MAC): 94:db:c9:e3:41:f9
    Status: Not Present
    Maximum transmission unit: 0
    Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Disconnected



  • That appears to be the information from your laptop, not from your existing router.

    If you wish to replace your existing router with pfsense you will need to know what settings the existing router is using on its wan interface to talk to the  ISP's modem.

    To get that information you will need to log into the existing router and examine its wan settings.

    Who is your ISP, and what make is the modem?



  • My ISP is Mediacom, my router that and connected to the internet is a DLink.

    Connection Type :DHCP Client

    QoS Engine : Active

    Cable Status :Connected

    Network Status :Established

    Connection Up Time :0 Day 23 Hour 22 Min 44 Sec

    Renew  Release
    MAC Address :00:26:5A:C8:C8:82

    IP Address :173.29.33.54

    Subnet Mask :255.255.252.0

    Default Gateway :173.29.32.1

    Primary DNS Server :108.166.149.2

    Secondary DNS Server :108.166.149.3

    Advanced DNS :



  • Good.

    Now login to pfSense, Along the top menu is an option interfaces, click on that and select WAN.

    The IPv4 Configuration type should be set to DHCP. Copy the mac address you saw in the DLINK into the MAC address in the WAN interface below the IPv4 and IPv6 Configuration types.

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and select save.

    Now , unplug the WAN interface cable from the Dlink and plug it into the WAN interface on pfSense, click on the pfSense logo on the upper left, it will take you back to the dashboard. You should see an interfaces widget, usually upper right that should now be showing Green UP arrows and a WAN address.

    Now tell us what you see.



  • I did as you said and it still is not connected to the internet.  The widget shows wan is red.



  • Go to interfaces-> Assignments and do a screen grab and post the image so we can see what it's showing.



  • I think this is what you want.

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  • I also put a Asus PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCI-E adapter in the router but it doesn't show up.  Thank you guys for the help.



  • No, that's not what I want to see.

    Look at the image attached. For each interface it shows a network port, what network port is assigned to WAN?




  • @Cosmo52:

    I also put a Asus PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCI-E adapter in the router but it doesn't show up.  Thank you guys for the help.

    Probably because it's not compatible, although I have not checked. It's not as simple as adding a wifi card.



  • I guess I don't understand how you to do that?



  • Is this what you are talking about?

    ![Network port.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/Network port.jpg)
    ![Network port.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Network port.jpg_thumb)



  • Yes. That's good! :)

    With your Dlink connected, log into the Dlink and have a look at the WAN interface and see if there is anything there regarding PPPoE, if you can, grab an image of the WAN settings on the Dlink and post it.



  • Here is what I found.  Thanks for your help!




  • I don't see anything about PPPoE



  • Please help me!!!