Cannot ping wan ip of another pfsense

  • I have 3 internet cafe's in different locations (10 kms apart), each one using PPPOE to dial-in to same ISP.
    All cafe are using pfsense box as a gateway/firewall. All are fully functional onsite, thanks to PFsense!!!
    Here's my problem:
    What i notice is when i ping any pfsense box from another site using it's WAN IP, it is always unreachable even though i am sure that it is the WAN IP given by my ISP.
    I am trying to configure Remote admin software ( in each site(port 4900), so that i can control all sites remotely.
    What do i have to do in order for me to achieve this?
    Please help.
    Many thanks.

  • You need to create rules under the Wan interface to allow pings from your other firewalls.

    Also, if you're trying to ping those firewalls from the LAN side, make sure you have Icmp allowed outbound.

  • Thanks for the reply. Newbie here.
    How can i do that, to allow pings from www?
    How about for my remote admin software? What rules do i need to set in order for me to access remotely a LAN pc in another location under a pfsense router?
    Thanks for the reply, really appreciate it.

  • Two things.

    1. You will need a rule under the Wan section to allow the pings from your other boxes. It should read something like: Pass, ICMP, Source: Other Pfsense routers, Destination: WAN address
    2. For the remote management, you will need a rule under the WAN section and also a NAT that translate the  port 4900 from the WAN IP to the LAN IP that you wish.

  • Thanks for the help.
    Got it!!! Pfsense NAT portward now fully functional as well as ping utility.
    Many thanks.

  • No problem. Glad to hear you got it working. Pass the word along about pfsense ;).

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