• Hi there,

    I hope Ive started this topic in the right section.
    I have a (for me) strange problem. Forgive me as I am not a network specialist.

    The problem is that my pfsense firewall CANNOT ping to the outside world.
    It CAN ping to the inside subnet. It CAN ping the 2 gateways.

    The servers on the LAN interface CAN ping to the outside world, CAN ping each other, CAN ping the 2 gateways and CAN ping the pfsense firewall.

    I have 2 WAN uplinks, 2 gateways for the uplinks, both WAN interfaces are tagged.

    Everything works except downloading/even searching for packages in the packages manager doesnt work.
    All the firewall/routing functions work fine.

    I hope someone can help me.


  • Post a simple diagram of your network along with your LAN and WAN firewall rules. Obscure any public details.

  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

    Make sure you have your default Gateway (Group) set in System -> Routing:
    As far as I know you MUST use a group with your Gateways in different Tiers!

    Ensure each of your WANs got a working DNS Server set in System -> General Setup:


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yeah, that looks like no default route. So make sure you have a default gateway set then check Diagnostics > Routes and make sure a default route is shown.