Gettin pfSense working on Ubuntu 15.10 host with VirtualBox



  • Hi all,

    I am trying to get pfSense installed on an Ubuntu host using virtualbox.  I am able to get pfSense started, it gives me the LAN ip of 192.168.1.1 on em1 but when I type the 192.168.1.1 in my browser, it cannot find the host.  I have given the pfSense 2 nic's one Wan, which seems to be working fine after ping, and the other, set as vboxnet0, which is set to a default ip of 192.168.1.1.  Can anyone tell me what I am missing.  BTW, I'm on a laptop with only 1 wifi port.  The second nic I am assuming is virtual as per the vbox setup, that second nic, the LAN, is set up as Host-only adapter.  The vboxnet0 ifconfig readout is: vboxnet0  Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 0a:00:27:00:00:00 
              inet addr:192.168.1.1  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::800:27ff:fe00:0/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:377 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:48599 (48.5 KB)

    Can someone please give me some help on getting my host and all other VMs on my laptop to use pfSense as a firewall?

    Thank you so much.



  • is this the type of network interface you intended to assign?

    http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch06.html#network_hostonly

    "….and the virtual machines cannot talk to the world outside the host since they are not connected to a physical networking interface."


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