Having problems with installation



  • 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!!!