Cannot get IP on WAN interface

  • So first I am a pfsense newbie (I've set it up and used it a few times but it has been years so I'm going to call myself a noob)
    I've got some old hardware I was planning on repurposing into a firewall for my home lab (so I can stop taking the internet down for the family)

    As the subject says I'm not getting an IP on my wan interface, I've booted the hardware with a ubuntu live disk and it works fine but not so much for PF sense, it detects the interface comming up happily but won't get an IP from dhcp.

    Intel E3-1225
    Gigabyte GA-Z77N (2 x Realtek GbE LAN chip)
    also some ram and a hdd but I don't think that will affect anything.

    Using PFsense 2.4.5

    I am expecting to get an IP in the 10.20.20.XXX range from my router, and I really have no idea where to start debugging this ... help

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Are you sure you have the NICs assigned correctly? Perhaps the interface you think is plugged into WAN is really a different one?

    That's the easiest way to explain the behavior you're observing.

  • I am 100% sure I had them assigned correctly (tested and re-tested it 2 dozen times) I think it was a driver issue, I've switched to OPNsense and it worked immediately

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