The Client machines can not connect to the internet



  • hello
    A problem happened with us,we put pfsense between the modem and the switch who linking 15 computers and we implement pfsense in a vmware machine and we create 2 network adapters one bridged for the wan interface and the other vmnet (host only) for the lan interface but the issue here that pfsense will secure the 15 pc's on the room not virtual machines so we can't put the same network adapter that we did for the lan interfaces of pfsense on the pc's on the room
    the problem here that the pc's (not the one that the server pfsense were implemented) can't enter the internet it means that there is no connection they can only enter to the pfsense page.
    (the pc's take address from pfsense server)
    the ping between the pc's and the pfsense server success also between the server and the pc's
    the server ping successfully on the modem address and from the server we access to the internet
    And as a configuration we enable the dhcp on lan interfaces
    we assigned a static address for the lan and a wan interface
    we enabled the dns forwarder
    also we add a rule on the wan interface that allow all the traffic from the wan subnet to the lan subnet  because the wan interface don't allow any trafic by default
    So we didn't know why the pc's can't connect to the internet?



  • also we add a rule on the wan interface that allow all the traffic from the wan subnet to the lan subnet  because the wan interface don't allow any trafic by default

    Your WAN shouldn't have ANY rules unless you're doing port forwards.

    To diagnose this, we will need actual details and not just a general description of what you think you did.

    What network is your WAN?
    What network is your LAN?
    DNS? Gateway?
    Firewall rules?