NAT/PAT Windows Home Server and a Cheeky VPN Question



  • Hey guys,

    I have stood up a PfSense 2 box, all is well in the LAN - working wonderfully. It is operating from an 800 Mhz MaxTerm (for anyone who is interested) and uses a Vigor 120 PPPoE > PPPoA bridge modem.

    The issue I'm having is UPnP, or some kind of port forwarding, or some kind of NAT issue - or a combination of all 3.

    Basically, what happens is that I have to enable UPnP to get functioning port forwarding. My server sits on 192.168.1.5. Port forwarding doesn't seem to work. The UPnP log shows that the same ports I am forwarding are the ones UPnP is negotiating.

    Next issue. With UPnP I can access the WHS web interface from the WAN, the problem is, the initial connection works great, i.e. I can jump straight to http://dlockers.homeserver.com - however as soon as it redirects to 443/HTTPS - the connection dies. I assume the firewall is blocking it.

    Can someone run me through in a step by step guide exactly how to port forward? I am doing it on the LAN side of the firewall rules page, and seem to following all guides I have found to the world.

    Ideally I'd like to disable UPnP as I am more comfortable making my own rules so I know exactly what's going on in the network.

    Any help is much appreciated.

    –-------------------
    Cheeky VPN question. I have a PPTP VPN setup. It is frighteningly slow. I can connect using my phone and it takes a good 2-3 minutes to load the PfSense webui. I assumed it was the phone, so I connected using a Windows XP laptop behind a Billion 7700 router on a different location. Likewise, slow as hell.

    It seems that the connection gets refused after roughly 317 packets are sent, just enough to load the main portal page in a very slow manner, then any subsequent requests are ignored until I disconnect/reconnect.

    I have a feeling this is also NAT/PAT related or a firewall rule I am missing somewhere?



  • @dLockers:

    Can someone run me through in a step by step guide exactly how to port forward?

    Try this:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/How_can_I_forward_ports_with_pfSense%3F

    I am doing it on the LAN side of the firewall rules page, and seem to following all guides I have found to the world.

    Try the Firewall: NAT: Port Forward page. You shouldn't have to touch your firewall rules if you use automatic rule creation when creating your NAT rule.

    You might get more help for your vpn question on the PPTP board: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/board,17.0.html



  • for WHS 2011, setup 2 port forwards:

    Seup up a NAT

    HTTPS
    Interface WAN
    Protocol TCP
    Destination WAN Address
    Dest Port HTTPS
    Redirect IP  WHSBOX
    Redirect Port  HTTPS
    check Filter rule association

    RDP Gateway
    Interface WAN
    Protocol TCP
    Destination WAN Address
    Dest Port 4125
    Redirect IP  WHSBOX
    Redirect Port  4125
    check Filter rule association

    This works for my WHS 2011 Box



  • now i face a very serious problem.
    i have 600 internet user's, thats why i installed to pfsense server which is core 2 duo with 4 GB RAM,

    one server is working fine perfect.
    second server is having problem within few days.
    problem is all user's have a message in there browser "THE CONNECTION WAS RESET"
    then when i disable option "Allow users on interface" its working fine then when i enable this option again user's have same problem another server is working fine why this happen i could not understand a already format and reinstall this server but still m there.

    kindly do any body favor its too urgent for me…

    Thanks
    Mohan Rao

    mohanrao83@gmail.com


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