XG-7100 AWS VPC Wizard Error - "Error occurred for request of type :" ... "Region Selection"

  • Just received our new XG-7100 and have been looking to connect it to an AWS VPC using the provided wizard: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/solutions/aws-vpn-appliance/vpc-wizard-guide.html

    However, the initial configuration page does not include an option to select the AWS region as shown in the documentation (see attached screenshot - removed Access Key ID):

    In addition, if I proceed to enter the administrator IAM user credentials and click Next, it results in this error:
    "Error occurred for request of type :" ... "Region Selection" (see attached screenshot - removed Access Key ID):


    1. How do I resolve this issue?
    2. What are the minimum set of permissions required for the IAM user? AmazonVPCFullAccess + AmazonEC2FullAccess? (I was unable to find any documentation or forum posts that specify.)

    Current Base System: 2.4.4_3
    XG-7100 running behind an ASUS router for testing, configured with static private IP address on WAN port with LAN address

    Thank you in advance!

  • Netgate Administrator

    If you enter valid keys there it should ask you to select the region on the next step.



  • @stephenw10 Thank you for taking a look!

    After further investigation, this was due to a misconfigured WAN interface on the XG-7100 that prevented internet access (see Unable to ping to/from netgate XG-7100 WAN interface for details). The AWS VPC Wizard worked after fixing that.

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