Factory Reset did not work correctly on embedded Pfsense
xenocide last edited by
Hello, I had/have an issue with embedded pfsense on a Watchguard Firebox 750e. I was configuring open vpn and suddenly lost connectivity, so I ssh'ed into the box and rebooted it. Connectivity was restored for a short time. I get home later in the day and all traffic is being blocked by a deny all rule I did not create and cannot find in the firewall rules. I used the factory reset option in the menus and the box rebooted and I was able to pull up with login page via 192.168.1.1 like the reset instructions said, but I could not log in. I spent a few minutes trying the default login and any login I had created on the box and they didn't work. I tried to reload the page and it could not find the host. I tried the 10…1 address that I was using before the factory reset and it loaded and my logins and settings were all back to normal as if it didn't reset at all.
bryan.paradis last edited by
Going to need logs or something. You still booting from the same slice?
Yep check the logs, if you can access them.
It could maybe be a file corruption problem, the box can't read the default config file. That doen't explain why it came up at 192.168.1.1 initially though. :-\