Lan setup problem



  • Hi all,

    I've just installed the pfSense vmware appliance and the wan interface is working fine. My problem is related to LAN. I cannot access the web interface or ssh console, I cannot ping my host from the virtual machine, so the problem is related to the LAN setup.

    the LAN ip is set to 192.168.1.1 and the dhcp addresses are defined within this network.

    I'm using windows 7 64bits as host and the network configurations show something like this (local):

    Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet1:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a962:504f:9015:bfa%50
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.30.1
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    
    Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:
    
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b935:3b24:4812:e5bf%51
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.229.1
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 
    

    I also tried to create a new network to get the correct address without sucess.

    An interesting thing is that the vm configuration indicates a user defined network adapter as VMnet5 that is not shown in the active connections.

    Can anyone give me a hint on this?

    Thanks in advance



  • What version of Vmware is this ? ESX ? Server ? Workstation ?

    Also, you are on a totally different subnet, so no wonder you cannot reach the pfsense..



  • Hi and thanks for the feedback.

    @eirikz:

    What version of Vmware is this ? ESX ? Server ? Workstation ?

    I'm using the vmware player.

    @eirikz:

    Also, you are on a totally different subnet, so no wonder you cannot reach the pfsense..

    I'm aware of that. I was expecting that windows would take care of the network addresses in this virtual lan.
    Even so, I tried setting up the lan address in both subnets (192.168.30.2 and 192.168.229.2) without success.

    Do you have any check list or troubleshooting guide for this kind of issues?

    thanks again for the help


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