Unable to access local NAS drive.



  • Hi all,

    I have a bit of an issue where I cannot access the NAS drive over the lan, it doesn't appear in the network shares in Windows, however I can login to the WebUI and I can ping and get a response.

    The setup is essentially

    cable modem (modem only) –- pfsense --- wired/wireless switch - wireless devices & wired NAS drive.

    I'm sure it's probably a rule I am missing somewhere to allow that sort of access, however I can't see anything in the firewall log that says it's blocked any packets to/from the NAS IP.

    The only other consideration is that I have OpenVPN client running which serves the LAN, however the NAS along with some other devices are within an alias that route through the non-openvpn gateway.

    If someone could shed some light on this I would really appreciate it.

    edit -

    even with the openvpn client disabled I face the same issue.



  • Is your network drive a CIFS share?



  • Its the WD My Live Book.


  • Netgate

    Same-subnet traffic is completely unrelated to firewall rules. The firewall is not involved at all.



  • This is a Windows issue. Discovery in Windows is sketchy at best.