Problem with internet access via pfsense router
I just installed pfsense 2.x on a esxi5.0
The goal is to manager with several vm ip failovers (router, NAT and DHCP)
Here is my IP configuration (ip are false but this is for example ^^^)
ESXi public IP: 188.8.131.52
IP gateway ESXi: 184.108.40.206
IP FAILOVER: 212212212212
MAC IP failover: 00: 56: 21: 52: 52: 52:
I also created a vswitch for LAN on esxi
I configured the WAN & LAN card online control pfsense
And creates the static route in order to have internet access from client virtual machines
route add 220.127.116.11/32 -link -iface em0
route add default 18.104.22.168
from my virtual machine seven (which is recovering well a pfsense router's DHCP ip), I can ping the outside (dns google, yahoo.fr etc etc) with no problem.
With a ping -a google.fr no problem either
However when I open a browser, nothing appears
Must specify a DNS on pfsense to get out?
Well, you must specify DNS on your clients to get out [onto the internet]. Is your firewall acting as your DHCP server and if so does it have your DNS servers specified in the scope parameters? If you can run a command prompt from one of your clients and type the following: "nslookup www.google.com 22.214.171.124" and you get an answer in return, then DNS - or lack of it - is probably the problem.
my customer vm (windows seven), the command: nslookup www.google.com 126.96.36.199
Ok, so what happens if you just type 'nslookup www.google.com', leaving out the '188.8.131.52'? Do you still get a reply? If not, then the problem is that your client doesn't have a valid DNS server defined in it's network config. If you do get a positive reply, then the issue is probably with the browser you're using - aka: it will have a proxy server set in the browser config which doesn't exist, or something like that.