Routing problems with fixed IP on WAN

  • I want to setup a firewall with a fixed IP on WAN as there is no DHCP on it. It is a 8 address subnet.
    I have 2 problems.
    If I test the firewall in a test environment  with WAN set to DHCP I can ping but cannot access from a client. So DNS does not work. I have set the DNS servers in the system general setup page to and
    When I change WAN to fixed IP I get the message "no route to" . I have set the gateway on the WAN page to the gateway in the testnetwork.
    What else must I do to get things going?

    edit1: I found

    One possibility:
    If the router you're behind is indicating any kind of IPv6 capability pfSense will try to use it. It probably doesn't actually have that capability so you end up with nothing. Try this:


    and that helped for the dns problem.

    edit2 for more info:
    When I set WAN to DHCP I get in the Status->Gateways "On-line"
    When I set WAN to fixedIPv4 and I have put in the System->Gateways at WAN I get in Status->Gateways "Off-line".
    I did uncheck the box "Block private networks" in Interfaces->Wan.
    On a client I did route print and the output is the same for fixed and dhcp:

    C:\Documents and Settings\wk>route print

    0x1 …........................ MS TCP Loopback interface
    0x2 ...08 00 27 01 04 d3 ...... AMD PCNET Family PCI Ethernet-adapter - Pakketpl

    Actieve routes:
    Netwerkadres              Netmask          Gateway      Interface  Metric
        1      20      20      20
        20      1

    Permanente routes:

    But a tracert on the client stops in fixedIP after the firewall and continues in DHCP mode:

    C:\Documents and Settings\wk>tracert

    Bezig met het traceren van de route naar via maximaal 30 hops

    1    1 ms  <1 ms  <1 ms  gastfirewall.gasten []
      2  gastfirewall.gasten []  rapporten: De doelhost is niet bereikba

    De trace is voltooid.
    C:\Documents and Settings\wk>tracert

    Bezig met het traceren van de route naar via maximaal 30 hops

    1    2 ms    2 ms    1 ms  gastfirewall.gasten []
      2    2 ms    1 ms    1 ms  obgpoort.oudburgerengasthuis.local [
      3    1 ms    2 ms    1 ms
      4    24 ms    24 ms    24 ms
      5    36 ms    22 ms    23 ms
      6    27 ms    47 ms    25 ms
      7    26 ms    27 ms    26 ms
      8    27 ms    27 ms    25 ms
      9    27 ms    27 ms    26 ms
    10    31 ms    28 ms    30 ms
    11    27 ms    30 ms    29 ms
    12    *        *    ^C

    Why is there no route?

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