PfSense VM with VM's accessing the web through it



  • Hello to all,

    I am trying to set up a virtual network within Workstation and have ran into a issue I am not able to work out myself. I am running a setup as follows:

    Web<–->Modem<--->Router<--->Windows 8.1 Host<--->pfSense VM<--->Windows 8.1 VM

    pfSense VM has 2 NIC's (1 host only(LAN) & 1 bridged(WAN))
    Windows 8.1 VM with 1 NIC (Host only)

    After running network setup on pfSense, I can boot up the Windows VM and it will grab a IP that is within the specs I set in pfSense but I am not able to access the web.
    I want to be able to boot up pfSense followed by Windows 8.1 VM and browse the web through it.
    I have turned off both private network boxes because I am doing this setup within a private network and the IP that my pfSense WAN is grabbing is private.

    Is their something I may be overlooking that would prevent me from hitting the web from the Windows VM?
    Thanks for any help.



  • Can the pfSense VM access the internet?

    Also, out of curiosity, is there a reason that you're using that setup? It's not a good idea from a security prospective (since the attacker can just attack the host Windows machine) and from a routing perspective (since VMWare Workstation already has a lot of powerful routing tools built in).


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    And what network does pfsense get on its wan inteface?  Lets say it was 192.168.1.0/24 and you are using 192.168.1.0/24 on pfsense lan – then yeah that is not going to work..

    You need to use a different network on the pfsense lan then pfsense has on its wan.