No internet connection but I can ping outside???



  • I have a new install of pfSense on a ESXI5.1 host. ESXI host has two nic's and I followed the installation example here:

    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_2_on_VMware_ESXi_5

    Here are some details:

    LAN: Static 192.168.1.0/24 with DHCP pool of .100-.250
    WAN: Static 66.118.82.122/29
    DSL Modem: 66.118.82.121/29

    From a inside host I can ping 192.168.1.1, 66.118.82.122, 66.118.82.121, 8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4

    However if I try to go to a external website (www.google.com) it fails.

    I am new to pfSense so not sure if I am missing something in the config. . .


  • Netgate Administrator

    If you can ping only local machines pfSense probably has no default route. The WAN interface and DSL modem have public IPs but they are still local to a pfSense interface so it will have a route to them.

    Have you set a gateway on WAN?
    If you go to System: Routing: Gateways: Is the WAN gateway set as default?

    Steve

    Edit: Just noticed you can ping 8.8.8.8 so forget that!  ::)
    It's probably a DNS problem if you can ping IPs but not URLs. Do you have those Google DNS servers set in System: General:?

    When you try to ping google.com what is the actual error message? Can you ping from the pfSense VM?


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