WAN can't ping after I allocate it a static IP?

  • I've setup pfsense in a virtualbox vm on mac os x, during setup WAN gets IP from DHCP, and I can ping from console.
    But after I allocate the WAN a static IP, I can't ping from the console.

    Here's what I've tried to fix this:

    • setup a rule to allow all traffic through the WAN but pinging via the console doesn't work.
    • adding DNS records eg google's free public ones in Settings > General, but this hasn't helped.
    • disabled DHCP server in pfsense on both WAN and LAN.

    It's very possible I haven't done the above correctly - so please ask me to redo these with explanations how.

    ( I extracted this question from my longer post here:
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,52870.0.html )

    How can I fix this?

  • enter the correct gateway

  • I managed to get it working by using the setup wizard and not bypassing it by clicking the logo above it.
    From a comparison, I entered the same information manually as I did in the wizard, so I'm not sure why it now works.
    But it does.

    Thanks for your reply.

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