Printer not responding to ping
I have a printer that is working only within its subnet.
pfSense is the firewall and I would like to print from a different subnet.
Here are the symptoms I get by using the ping tool from pfsense diagnostics menu. (details are just examples)
In LAN1 I have the printer (ip 10.2.0.100/24) and one pc (10.2.0.101/24). I can print from this pc.
From pfsense LAN1 interface (the gateway, 10.2.0.254) I can ping both of them.
But if I send a ping from a LAN2 interface (i.e. 10.1.0.254) I can ping only the pc while the printer doesn't respond to ping. I have a firewall rule in LAN2 tab to route all packets from LAN2 to LAN1.
I try also to put a specific rule in LAN1 tab to allow specific host (the printer) to route packet everywhere without success.
I'm quite new to pfsense, I apologize for my english, and I inherited the configuration.
Thank you for the attention.
Gertjan last edited by
What are your firewall rules on LA?1 and LAN2 ?
Something like this on LAN2:
will make everything reachable (everywhere) for sure.
If your printer doesn't want to reply, well, that's up to him ... ;)
Btw : why hiding local IP's by using examples ??
Grimson last edited by
Your printer could have an integrated firewall, in that case check if there is a way to enter allowed networks. It also may not be designed to work across networks and probably doesn't have a setting for a default gateway, in that case you might have to use NAT for the connections to the printer.
yes rules are similar (except for the ipv6)
and the "hiding ip" was for laziness ;-)
it is a network printer wired to net with a small and old switch (5 port guess), and its gateway is pointing to the right pfsense interface.