No internet access with default install and public ip

  • I'm not sure the title explains exactly what my problem is. I have a thomson/technicolor vdsl2 modem that I have setup with DMZ (

    My physical setup looks like this:

    Modem <–-> pfSense <---> LAN

    From the default install my console shows this:

    *** Welcome to pfSense 2.1.4-RELEASE-pfSense (amd64) on pfsense ***
     WAN (wan)       -> re0        -> v4/DHCP4: 219.XX.XXX.XX/24
     LAN (lan)       -> re1        -> v4:

    My routing table shows:

    Routing tables
    Destination        Gateway            Flags    Refs      Use  Netif Expire        link#2             U           0     1073    re1           link#2             UHS         0        0    lo0          link#5             UH          0      270    lo0
    219.XX.XXX.0/24    link#1             U           0        0    re0
    219.XX.XXX.XX      link#1             UHS         0        0    lo0

    When I try and ping from the pfsense shell I get no response, when I try to ping from my LAN I also get no response.

    When I add a defualt route to the 219 re0 interface I am able to ping fine:

    route add default 219.XX.XXX.XX
    PING ( 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=41.416 ms

    But even with that route added my lan is still unable to ping any internet ip addresses. From my pc's I am able to ping (the pfSense lan ip).

    I'm assuming there is another route I need to add between and 219.XX.XXX.XX, or is it some sort of gateway or NAT that I need to setup?

  • What do your firewall rules for WAN and LAN look like?

  • Just the defaults that came with pfsense (at the time).

    I have since changed my modem to act as a bridge and it's working fine. I didn't even realise that it had the option to do that. So all is well.

    I have a new weird problem where ssh port forwarding doesn't seem to work for one ip address, but I'm not concerned about this now.

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