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  • Hi. Pfsense n00b needing some help. Can't get net access for starters.

    My modem ( half bridged mode ) IP is set as 192.168.1.253 / 255.255.255.0 ( I tried 192.168.1.1 / 255.255.255.252 to allow only 2 ip's but modem wouldn't accept that) The second IP was going to be used to allow access to the modem webgui from the plan - can't do that either.

    PFsense box:

    wan ip  192.168.1.253 modem
    wangw 192.168.1.253

    lan ip    192.168.2.1 to switch

    I can ping 192.168.1.253 from diagnostics, but can't ping outside.

    Edit. Ping 8.8.8.8 gives me 100% packet loss.

    Tried giving wan IP 192.168.1.254, left wangw as 192.168.1.253

    I have been searching and trying other solutions I have read.

    My modem is a modem/router with voip. It apparently runs in half-bridge mode. I have disabled nat, dhcp etc and only let it connect to the net and voip server.

    Default any lan source to any destination in firewall/lan
    also added lan net to wan net.

    Probably missed something simple.



  • I don't think half-bridge will work with pfSense, I had a configuration like that due to my ISP requiring PPPoA. I changed my modem in order to manage PPPoA–>PPPoE and get full bridge (pfSense will manage PPPoE authentication).

    Said that, we need more details:

    • Modem Brand / Type
    • Connection Type
    • pfSense WAN setting (screenshot)
    • pfSense NAT outbound (screenshot)
    • pfSense Firewall (screenshot)


  • Enabled NAT on the modem and everything is working.

    What a PITA.

    Consider this thread closed.


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