Not able to access GUI
So I have been on here b4 asked some dumb noob questions and got everything working. Now I had to reinstall my machine(s) and no GUI? Here are the steps I have done….
Installed pfsense 1.2.2 , 1.2.3 and 2.0 (same problem with each)
everything installs fine, I am able to goto shell and ping google successfully.
when I plug the ethernet cable into the outbound card to another system the other system acts like nothing even plugged into it. I have tried 3 different cables thinking it was a bad cable. I have tried on multiple pc's both client and host.
heres my configuration.
internet----cable modem------pfsense-------client for gui
both network cards are detected, and if I reconfigure the one doing WAN with the one doing LAN I am still able to ping google.
everything was fine. what happened? ???
It gets weirder.
When I have the configuration like this…..
internet-----cable modem------pfsense-----switch-----client for gui
....than there is LAN activity. if I do not use the switch and go straight to the client, the LAN goes dead as if there is no cable plugged in.
Its common for two computers connected together (your first configuration without a switch) to require a crossover cable. Its not a universal requirement because some interfaces have automatic "polarity" detection.
Thank you. I didnt even think about the crossover cable. I do have one in a box around here somewhere. These are pretty old cards "'99"
Thank you again ;D