Unable to connect to Unraid or QNAP after pfSense Install



  • Complete newbie on pfSense. I just installed last night (installed on a dedicated Dell R410) and the internet is working great on all devices. My issue is when trying to connect to either my Unraid server or my QNAP NAS. Typically I get "ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT", however sometimes it will connect just fine and work for 15-30 seconds (able to navigate around) then goes back to timing out.
    Note: There are other local devices that I can consistently attach to fine (ssh into Raspberrypi's, login to isy smarthome controller, etc).

    For simplicity I will focus on the unraid server.
    I can ping the address fine from pfSense and sometimes (rarely) my laptop:
    Ping from pfSense:

    PING 192.168.1.14 (192.168.1.14): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.14: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.254 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.14: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.192 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.14: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.270 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.14: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.267 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.14: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.262 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.14: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.142 ms
    
    --- 192.168.1.14 ping statistics ---
    6 packets transmitted, 6 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.142/0.231/0.270/0.048 ms
    

    Ping on Windows (Usually):

    ping 192.168.1.14
    
    Pinging 192.168.1.14 with 32 bytes of data:
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    
    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.14:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
    

    Ping on Windows (Sometimes):

    ping 192.168.1.14
    
    Pinging 192.168.1.14 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.14: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.14: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.14: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.14: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=64
    
    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.14:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 11ms, Maximum = 19ms, Average = 13ms
    

    TestPort port 80 from pfSense:

    Port test to host: 192.168.1.14 Port: 80 successful.
    

    Also, very confusingly, I have a piHole docker hosted on Unraid with its own IP (but through the same physical port) and its web interface works great and pings consistently from my laptop:

    ping 192.168.1.114
    
    Pinging 192.168.1.114 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.114: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.114: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.114: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.114: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=64
    
    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.114:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 4ms, Maximum = 13ms, Average = 8ms
    

    All of my LAN Firewall rules are unchanged from the defaults:
    2020-07-26 10_23_39-pfSense.localdomain - Firewall_ Rules_ LAN.png

    Hoping this is something easy, but it is very confusing to me that:

    1. It works sometimes
    2. Other local connections seem to work fine
    3. Connecting to the same physical box, through a docker hosted IP works fine

    Let me know what else I can post to help



  • FYI...Turned out that my 24-port switch was bad. New switch = No Problems!


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