Help please, Could not get an IP from DHCP Server
I have the following config:
- 1 notebook Toshiba A60 running pfsense Live CD
- the notebook have 1 NIC Realtek wired (LAN) an wireless Atheros mini-pci card (WAN)
The pfsense boots perfectly and all cards are OK, I configured the wired as LAN and the Atheros as a WAN.
The Atheros connect to my AP router OK after start up.
I connect the RJ45 cable from my computer running Windows XP or even PCLinux but I can't get an IP address from the server at pfsense, so I can't get to the GUI interface.
Please help me, I need to get pfsense working, I don't have money to buy a 2WAN router and pfsense is only a choice I have.
hoba last edited by
If you connect 2 clients directly to each other with no switch in between you need a crossovernetworkcable.
I am using a cross over cable, both the pfsense and windows detect the cable link (100mbps) but windows or even when I use linux the dhcp client doesn't assign an IP to the client machine.
I have this configuration setup in pfsense:
Wired Lan (RL0): IP 192.168.10.1/24, client addresses from 192.168.10.100 to 192.168.10.200
DHCP enabled (y)
The client and pfsense senses the rj45 cable (100mbps), but the client didn't get an IP from pfsense, I have configured the client as DHCP client to obtain the IP.
If using windows it shows a limited access type message in the network icon, in linux nothing is showed at all.
I tried 2 client machines with no success in getting the IP.
I GOT IT !!! I GOT IT !!!
But ONLY using VMWARE !!!
Very strange, only using VMWare I could get the machines to get the IP address from the pfsense DHCP server.
Well, finally I am happy to see all the GLORY of the PFSENSE GUI INTERFACE !!!
The unique thing I did using VMWARE is that I HAVE INSTALLED pfsense, and before I was only using the LIVE CD, maybe this was the problem ? Hmmmm….
I'll try it later installing without the VMware to confirm this...
Just a tip for new users like me:
Live CD in my case doesn't assign an IP to a client machine, but AFTER INSTALLING PFSENSE everything works without any problem.
So if you have the problem of a machine not getting an IP from pfsense running in LIVE CD, just install it to your HD and that will resolve your problem.
hoba last edited by
The livecd has a dhcp server running at lan by default. This is not a problem. It must have been something welse but I'm glad you got it working somehow.