DHCP on WAN interface not automatically starting



  • Hi guys,
    I have checked the topic and it's not new; there are lots of posts but I couldn't find the ultimate solution!!

    I have a problem with my pfSense (2.1.5) box . The firewall (Soekris) worked fine for a year and only recently showed this problem. I have also tried 10 other devices (same model) but the problem still there so, it's not HW problem.

    Basically the WAN interface loses the IP address (dynamically assigned) every time I disconnect the cable from the WAN port or restart the firewall.
    I have to manually go to Status-Interfaces and restart (or renew) the DHCP on the WAN interface.

    Any help guys?
    Thanks in advance



  • Hi there,

    I have got the sam problem 4 now 1-2 Weeks losing the wan (dhcp) ip address. Is there anybody to solve the problem.

    I changed the SSD, changed the WAN-Port, changed the kabel, changed the routerport (has got 4 ports), but with no satisfing solution. First I thought it might be the hardware, but that can´t be.

    Hope there will be a fix soon.  :'(

    I am using the 64Bit pfsense-software.



  • Upgrade to 2.2, if that doesn't fix it, post your system log from after the NIC regains link.



  • @cmb:

    Upgrade to 2.2, if that doesn't fix it, post your system log from after the NIC regains link.

    Hi,
    I upgraded to 2.2.1 and you where right. Everything is better, but now there is a problem with squid3 and squidguard for squid3. That does not function. You can´t start both services working in 2.2.1. Even going back to squid2 and squidguard for squid2 on 2.2.1 is buggy.

    Hope to see a bugfix soon.

    Therefor thnx for your help.


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