Unable to acccess Web GUI of fresh installed Pfsense on Virtual Box



  • Browser Error Message: This Site Can'b be reach

    1st Set-up of Virtual Box Network Setting:

    NAT and Internal Network mode

    Pfsense Given Addresses with that Virtual Box Set-up Mode

    WAN DHCP - 10.0.2.15/24
    LAN Static - 192.168.1.1/24

    Checking Step that I have done using Pfsense CLI:
    Ping 192.168.1.1(LAN pfsense itself), 10.0.2.15(WAN), 8.8.8.8(google), 192.168.254.191(host device) from pfsense Command Line
    Result: Successfully Ping LAN, WAN, Google, Host

    Checking Step that I have done using Host device (WindowsPC) :
    Ping 10.0.2.15(WAN of pfsense),
    Result:Failed "Request timeout"


    2nd Set-up of Virtual Box Network Setting:

    Bridge and Internal Network Mode

    Pfsense Given Addresses with the Virtual Box Set-up

    WAN DHCP - 192.168.254.105/24
    LAN Static - 192.168.1.1/24

    Checking Step that I have done using windowsPC: Ping 192.168.1.1(LAN pfsense itself), 192.168.254.105(WAN), 8.8.8.8(google), 192.168.254.191(host device) from pfsense Command Line

    Result: Successfully Ping LAN, WAN, Google, Host

    Checking Step that I have done using Pfsense CLI: Ping 192.168.254.105 (WAN of pfsense),
    Result:Failed "Request timeout"


    Troubleshooting that I have done:
    -Set-up pfsense WAN and LAN as static, not worked

    -Reinstall pfsense again

    -change my host device IP address as static with a default gateway -using the LAN IP of pfsense, not worked

    -turn off my windows 10 firewall

    -use other browser like chrome and brave

    I really appreciate for your future help thank you!



  • If you want to access the LAN side of pfSense that's running in the vm from within windows. You'll have to create a bridge interface in your host OS then set your pfSense's LAN interface to be bridged to that bridge interface.

    for example
    windows
    |
    bridge interface
    |
    virtualbox
    |
    pfsense LAN interface (using the bridge interface in the host OS)
    |
    pfsense WAN interface (using the NAT interface in virtualbox)
    |
    Internet


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