How To Successfull created Bridged connection



  • Hi

    Is there a problem with the bridging ? is the build broken ?

    I can not make a device work were a couple of adapters are put in bridging mode.

    Non of the adapters on the internal network are able to access the outside network.
    The adapters on the internal network do receive an ip address through the pfsense dhcp server and are able to access the pfsense server

    My setup :

    I've created a bridged interface (First Pic)

    While creating the Bridge I've only selected the interfaces, haven't touched any of the advanced settings. (Second Pic)

    On the assignment screen I've selected the bridge as an adapter.

    On each of the adapters that are bridged I've configured none for configuration type…

    On the bridge Adapter I've defined a static Ip and activated it.

    Nat outbound Settings are set to automatic

    On the bridge Adapter in the firewall rules I've allowed everything both Ipv4 & ipv6

    On All the adapters that are bridged I've done the same thing.

    If I ping using the default I can ping the outside without a problem

    If I ping using one of the bridge interfaces or the bridge interface I can't get through.

    Same thing from each of the machines connected to pfsense on one of those interfaces.

    The routing table seems ok

    Am I missing something or is the build broken or is my setup just wrong ? or do I need to change something ?
























  • 1. Did you reset firewall states after changing the rules? (See Diagnostics -> States click on the Reset States tab read the explanation and take appropriate action)
    2. Are the client computers connected to the pfSense interfaces which are bridge members correctly configured to use the appropriate pfSense IP address as the default gateway?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Looks like you haven't changed filtering from the bridge members to the bridge interface in the system tunables table.(see attached pic). If you do that and then reboot your existing setup should work.

    Without doing that it is still filtering on the member interfaces where you don't currently have any rules allowing it.

    Steve

    Edit: My mistake I now see you have rules on the bridge members (LAN1 at least) also so the above may not be the cause.

    ![bridge tunables.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/bridge tunables.jpg)
    ![bridge tunables.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/bridge tunables.jpg_thumb)



  • Thanks Steve.

    Changing the system tunables did the trick

    Stefan



  • @Stef:

    Changing the system tunables did the trick

    Given the original post said:
    @Stef:

    On the bridge Adapter in the firewall rules I've allowed everything both Ipv4 & ipv6
    . . .

    On All the adapters that are bridged I've done the same thing.

    I can't explain what you reported.


Log in to reply