No internet connection

  • Hello, i did a fresh install of pfSense for the first time. All went well, and the box is currently up and fully accessible.

    My problem is, i can't get an internet connection.

    I have it connected to my ISP Modem with DHCP, and all the values are correct:

    WAN interface (re0)
    Status 	up
    DHCP 	up  
    MAC address 	00:22:2d:27:b4:32
    IP address  
    Subnet mask
    ISP DNS servers
    Media 	1000baseTX <full-duplex>In/out packets 	1671/809 (1.41 MB/72 KB)
    In/out errors 	0/0
    Collisions 	0
    LAN interface (re1)
    Status 	up
    MAC address 	00:22:2d:27:8a:ad
    IP address  
    Subnet mask
    Media 	1000baseTX <full-duplex>In/out packets 	1174/708 (126 KB/415 KB)
    In/out errors 	0/0
    Collisions 	0</full-duplex></full-duplex> 

    But when i go, for example, to the packages section, it says "Unable to communicate with pfSense…" and i cannot ping, traceroute using the built-in utils, meaning i have no internet connection on the pfSense box.

    Any ideas of what can be causing this?

    Thanks in advance

  • Your WAN and LAN interfaces are on the same subnet. This will not work. Try changing your LAN IP to

  • Problem solved, newbie mistake i guess  ;)

    Thanks for the quick response.

  • In addition to that, you will likely need to leave the "Block private networks" box unchecked for WAN in this case.

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