Access Pfsense (Router 2) from RouterModem Device
I was wondering how can I access my pfsense router from a router-modem device if the router-modem is connected as a WAN port to the pfsense router?
This is my setup:
Internet -> ModemRouter -> Pfsense -> Switch -> PC
From my PC, I can access the ModemRouter via 192.168.254.254. I can access pfsense via 192.168.0.1 or via the IP assigned to it by the ModemRouter 192.168.254.101.
I plugged a laptop to the ModemRouter with an IP of 192.168.254.102. I cant access pfsense through 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.254.101.
How can I address this problem?
The pfSense firewall blocks connections from the WAN interface by default. To access the pfSense webgui from a client connected to the modem/router you need to do two things:
Add a firewall rule to the WAN interface to allow the traffic. This can be quite restrictive, just the your own IP allowed for example.
Make sure you have unchecked 'block private networks' in the WAN setup page. Your WAN is in a private network.