Pfsense installed in VMware.

  • How can i access the web console of pfsense in a regular browser and the pfsense was installed in vmware. I want to access the GUI of the pfsense that was installed in my virtual machine.. I can ping the IP of my pc but i wasn't able to ping the IP i configure for pfsense. thanks in advance!

  • What is the LAN IPs of the:

    • pfSense erver

    • VMWare server

    • your PC

    I'm guessing it is a routing or network configuration problem, but as you've not posted any information it is just a guess.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    exactly - did you set it up behind a vmware nat, is vmware network bridged to your physical interface?

    Are you talking vmware workstation, esxi, server?

    pfsense has 2 interfaces - did you allow for web ui access on the wan interface?  Really need some details of your setup to help you with what your doing wrong.

  • The Interfaces assigned as follows:
    wan => em0 => (DHCP)
    lan => em1 =>
    The pfsense automatically assigned an IP for LAN, and so i configure it and assigned a new ip

    For Option 2:
    Avalaible interfaces:
    1. wan
    2. lan

    Enter the number of the interface you wish to configure: 2
    Then i enter the new lan IP:
    Subnet Mask:

    Do you want to enable the DHCP server on Lan? [y|n]  n
    Disabling the DHCPD … Done!

    Do you want to revert to HTTP as the webConfiguration protocol? (y/n)    y

    The IPv4 Lan address has been set to
    You can now access the webConfiguration by opening the following URL in your web browser:

    Press Enter to continue. Then i hit the <enter>=====================================
    My network configuration for Vmware, i just follow the tutorial video in the site. I have 2 network adapter.
    Network adapter 1 : bridged
    Network adapter 2: Custom: Specific virtual network: VMnet2</enter>

  • I wasn't able to ping the IP i've assigned to pfsense

    Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),


    Where did i get wrong?

    Thanks for reply

  • WAN and LAN must be in different subnets. Before you go any further have have to fix that.

  • Wan =>
    Lan =>

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator


    You mean 172.16 ? 172.6 is not a valid private IP range.

    So you say your vmware intefaces 1 is bridged, 2 is Custom: Specific virtual network: VMnet2

    That doesn't really tell me much about interface 2, and what is connected to what?  your wan of pfsense is connect to vmware 1 and is bridged to your physical interface, and what network is that on?  You can not assign your pfsense a IP of and expect it to work if its bridged to a physical network of etc..

    Again - are you running workstation, server, esxi ?  How are you vmware interfaces connect to your physical network?  What physical ip ranges are you using.  Can not help you if we do not understand how your trying to set this up.

    Are you wanting to use this pfsense install as the actual router for your physical network?  Are you want to just play with it?  What networks do you want to route/firewall between?  2 virtual networks, which one do you want connect to your physical network - if any?

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