Unable to get to the internet



  • PFSense Newbie issue:  I have installed PFsense (v2.1) on a machine with 2 nics and both nics are functioning.  I get a WAN IP and GW from Comcast and I have my internal LAN setup and the WebGUI is accessible.  The GW status page shows the WAN and LAN GW's as online yet I have no internet access from any of my machines.

    The internal IP Schema is 192.168.0.x and the PFSense box is set to 192.168.0.1 (GW address).  NAT is set to Automatic.

    Not sure what I'm missing but obviously I am missing something.  My understanding is that PFSense should be a drop-in replacement for a consumer router.

    Any assistance is appreciated as I would love to be able to utilize this awesome system.



  • If you only have a WAN and a LAN, you should only have one gateway; the WAN gateway.  Not sure why you have two gateways showing.



  • Normally there are some checks you can do.  On a machine connected to pfsense from a command line, try to ping 8.8.8.8

    Tell me how that goes.



  • @tim.mcmanus:

    If you only have a WAN and a LAN, you should only have one gateway; the WAN gateway.  Not sure why you have two gateways showing.

    Thanks for the reply.  I'm not sure why there are two GW's configured either as I used the quick-install method and then the wizard.  However after looking at the config again I found that the LAN interface was configured to use it's own GW to get out.  As soon as I set it to "none", traffic started flowing.

    So now i'm in monitor mode and will start tweaking after It's been running trouble-free for a few days.

    One cool thing I noticed was that I GAINED throughput.  I have a 25Mb connection and was getting within 2Mb of that at any given time when I first signed up.  But then I Installed a Cisco 4 port router and was only getting just over 18Mb.  After getting PFSense going, I'm back up to 23+Mb!  And a quick FW test at GRC tested out as totally stealth.



  • So, does this mean its working now?



  • Yes.  However now I'm having trouble getting btsync to work thru the firewall.  But I guess that's a post for another area of the forum…


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