After new installatioin can't connect to internet



  • I'm pretty new with pfsense but not firewalls in general. I've just setup the pfsense firewall with just a local network behind it. I'm able to ping to all ip addresses but can't surf the internet. I'm assuming this would be a natting or a dns issue. I have a static public ip with the gateway and dns settings in place. I know it's something small that I'm missing but I just can't find it. I feel pretty stupid asking this but I searched the forum here and couldn't find an answer. Thanks



  • Well, you need to start to give information about your setup for anyone to see if you've made an error ;)
    (Screenshots of your firewall rules, Diagram of your setup, which IP is where, what subnet where, are ou able to ping from the pfSense itself to the internet, can you resolve names, etc.)



  • @GruensFroeschli:

    Well, you need to start to give information about your setup for anyone to see if you've made an error ;)
    (Screenshots of your firewall rules, Diagram of your setup, which IP is where, what subnet where, are ou able to ping from the pfSense itself to the internet, can you resolve names, etc.)

    I did the default installation with the pfsense lan side connected to 192.168.0.x subnet with the pfsense lan 192.168.0.1. The wan interface is static with comcast on a SMC residential gateway. IP info is as follows: Public ip 74.95.31.69, gateway 74.95.31.70. DNS: Pri 68.87.68.162 Sec 68.87.74.162. Lan has 3 win 2003 servers, first one is AD handling DNS and DHCP. Second one is a fileserver and the third one is an exchange 2003 server. I can ping ip addresses from the lan and the pfsense box to the internet but can not resolve any host names from the lan or pfsense.



  • So it is a DNS issue then.  Are you sure you are using the correct IP addresses for the DNS servers?



  • Yes, they are the same as what I was using on my old netgear router before I put the pfsense box in place. And my win 2003 dns server is forwarding to those same dns servers for unknown queries.



  • Hmmm, only suggestion I have is what gruen already asked: post your rules and such.



  • I setup a test network with just one laptop and the pfsense box. I set everything back to defaults and went through the wizard setup using dhcp and dns on the pfsense box. Everything came up workikng great. I then updated to 1.2.3 and put it back on my production network and turned off dhcp on the pfsense box and everything came fine. Don't know if it was the update or my isp since I was trying to bounce back and forth from the pfsense box to my old router trying different configs and checking this forum. Thanks for your help and quick responses. I'm really looking forward to using this firewall for a long time to come.


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