Configuring static wan IP
I use metronet fiber and just bought a static IP. I am trying to configure my pfsense box to have a static WAN IP but so far no luck. I changed the WAN interface to static IPV4 (disabled IPV6) set the static IP with the correct subnet and gateway, apply the configuration, then reboot the box. Once the box reboots I am unable to connect to the internet.
Am I missing a step or do I need to configure the firewall in some way, etc...? Is there a diagnostic I should look at to help me understand?
No that should be all that is required.
Try running a packet capture on WAN. I suspect you will just see arp requests for the gateway IP and no responses.
There is a difference between a static IP and a statically configured IP though. Are you sure it should be statically configured?
Yep! And the problem for me got solved. It turned out my ISP had not bothered to actually activate things on their end.
Ha! That happens... disappointingly often.
Did you use the metronet supplied dns or use your own?