• I'm trying to set up what I think is a fairly basic set up. I've got pfSense 2.03. Installed without a problem. For now, I have 1 WAN and am looking to set up 2 LANs on different subnets.

    The problem I'm encountering is this: When I use a 1 WAN, 1 LAN set up, everything works perfectly. No problems whatsoever. When I add the 2nd LAN (as OPT1) and configure DHCP for it, it doesn't go as planned. my two subnets are 10.0.7.x (LAN) and 10.0.1.x (OPT1). When I connect a computer to the OPT1 interface, I get DHCP, but I can't ping the pfSense server. When I connect a different computer to the LAN interface, I found that from it, I have access to the internet, and I can ping the computer on the OPT1 interface. However, I can't ping anything (server or other computer) from the computer on the OPT1 interface.

    I have a feeling this is a configuration issue (mainly because I tried the exact same configuration using virtual machines and had the exact same problem), but I don't know what option(s) I haven't set correctly. I haven't installed any other packages on the server, and all the configuration is set to the default. What am I missing?

    Thanks in advance,

  • There could be more, but first you need to set up firewall rules to allow traffic from OPT1 interface to WAN/LAN.

  • Netgate Administrator

    What he said ^.

    Only the default LAN interface has any firewall rules pre-configured. Any further interfaces will need firewall rules adding. Without doing so the behaviour you are seeing is exactly what is expected, everything is blocked.

    Go to Firewall: Rules: OPT1 and add a rule to allow what ever traffic you need.