pfsense unable to acces internet

  • Hi!

    Short setup information: I am running my pfsense firewall with 2 wan interfaces (;, a lan ( and a wifi network ( All PCs in the LAN having access to the internet via gateway-groups (port x to wan x and port y to wany and so on).

    This works fine.

    BUT: Somehow I managed it, that the firewall itself cannot access the internet... If I ping any host in the internet (accessible by LAN PCs), all packages are lost.

    PING ( from 56 data bytes
    --- ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

    If I use the WANx interface directly, I can ping the host.

    PING ( from 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=248 time=24.295 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=248 time=24.224 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=248 time=24.324 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 24.224/24.281/24.324/0.042 ms

    I believe I mady a routing fault... Any idea?

    Best regards


  • Seems you're missing an Outbound NAT rule for the second WAN.

  • As it happens, my question here kickstarted my brain and I got the problem solved: The "Default gateway IPv4" Setting was set to an no longer existing / working gateway-group.

    Well shit happens... Thank you!

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