Pfsense WAN IP problems
I have pfsense 1.2.1 running on Nokia ip330 with hard drive. It worked like a charm for about 3 months. But since yesterday I am unable to acquire DHCP lease on WAN interface (fxp1) any more. Verizon FIOS is my ISP. Release and renew did not help. I see only 0.0.0.0 for IP. Called Verizon to force release DHCP lease on my connection and that did not help either. I have tested the connection by directly connecting a PC to Ethernet port of my ONT and I that worked with no problem. I also have an old m0n0wall box running on Soekris 4501 in my basement. When I connected my m0n0wall to my ONT, it got the WAN IP without any problem. At this point the problem looks like is with Pfsense. Several reboots did not help. I even turned off my ONT completely and turned on hoping to initiate fresh DHCP negotiations with no success. No Internet since yesterday I am already suffering from withdrawal syndrome ! I am not an expert in BSD cli environment to dissect this problem. PLEASE HELP ME to resole this problem. Thanks you for reading this and you can help
Cry Havok last edited by
I'd assume that one of the following 3 things has failed:
- The port on the switch
- The ethernet cable
- The NIC on the pfSense host
Thank you Cry Havok. As you have suggested, I found out that my WAN side NIC (fxp1) was acting up. When I moved the WAN interface to fxp2 the problem was resolved. Thanks again for help.