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I setup pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE-p1 running on a Parallels VM on a Mac Mini running on Sierra with dual NIC's. I am running pfSense on a different pc (my actual firewall) as well. I copied the config from the actual firewall to the VM.

When I check my laptop IP address on the firewall, everything works properly, and shows my IP as a PIA IP. When I shut down the actual firewall and replace it with the Mac Mini VM and check the IP, it keeps showing my ISP IP address, not the PIA VPN address. The WAN and LAN show the proper IP addresses in the dashboard, as well as my PIA VPN connection is up.

Has anyone encountered this? Any ideas what I need. to do to fix this?

You can do this in System > Routing > Routes. 
Add a rule for the site you want to go to over the WAN by getting the correct IP Address using the below method:

Get a Websites IP Addresses to exclude from VPN using the Terminal:
host domain name       [to obtain IP Address]
whois ip address
use the CIDR ip address range (        [This is the IP I have set for Netflix]

On the rule you create, set the Gateway to WAN.

OpenVPN / PIA, OpenVPN and pfSense. Has anyone got AES256 to work yet?
« on: December 13, 2015, 03:01:00 pm »
Spent hours on google and this forum. A few have tried with the PIA patch that is out, but I can't find anyone who actually has it working.

If anybody got the SHA256/AES256 settings working, please post here how you achieved it.


OpenVPN / Re: A question about pfSense, WiFi calling and OpenVPN.
« on: December 09, 2015, 01:37:15 pm »
Thanks Mike for your info as well.

OpenVPN / Re: A question about pfSense, WiFi calling and OpenVPN.
« on: December 08, 2015, 02:42:27 pm »
Awesome reply. Thanks!

OpenVPN / A question about pfSense, WiFi calling and OpenVPN.
« on: December 08, 2015, 12:46:09 pm »
If all my network traffic goes through an OpenVPN connection, would that essentially mean my WiFi calls are encrypted as well?

Just asking.

leighno5 - Did you get this working? I am having the same issue. If you did, can you post what you did to make it work? I came up with a boatload of IP addresses for Hulu, but with them using Akamai, it's hard to pinpoint the correct ones.

I did notice if I check the No Pull box, start Hulu, then uncheck and apply, Hulu continues to work.

General Discussion / Re: I need a job
« on: August 06, 2015, 09:38:20 pm »
Sell everything you own. Go to Las Vegas. Bet it all on Red. You have a 50/50 shot at winning.

Hardware / Re: Recommendation for compact hardware
« on: June 14, 2015, 10:49:32 am »
Hey BeerBelli, how was your buying experience on AliExpress?  A while back I heard it was like the old eBay days.  Is it better now?  The device you linked looks very interesting.  Thanks.

I was very satisfied, I ordered it on Friday night, they confirmed everything that Sunday night, shipped it Monday, and I had it on Thursday. I paid the extra $2.00 or whatever for DHL shipping instead of the slow boat from China. I am extremely happy with it and it runs cool, (27.8 C). I had been using a Netgate  FW 7541 and while that was awesome, it was so fricking hot. I use PIA VPN for all connections and I get the full speeds from my FIOS. 75/75.

Hardware / Re: Recommendation for compact hardware
« on: June 13, 2015, 02:58:47 pm »
I have been running this for a couple months with a 120 GB Intel SSD and 8 GB RAM. Works great. It is about the size of a Mac Mini.


Installation and Upgrades / Re: Perfect upgrade.
« on: January 24, 2015, 06:35:17 pm »
I installed the upgrade today on my Netgate FW 7541. Working just fine here. Thanks pfSense!

OpenVPN / Can't view Youtube when using PIA VPN connection
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:16:15 pm »
I have a Netgate FW 7541 with pfSense 2.1. PIA is setup to route all traffic over the VPN. Some time ago I became unable to watch Youtube video's when using PIA VPN. About a week ago it worked for a day, then stopped again. If I stop the VPN service on the firewall youtube immediately works fine.

Any ideas what the problem could be? I've stopped and restarted the VPN connection numerous times to get different IP's and that doesn't help. I tried using routing to send the youtube traffic over the regular GW_WAN and that doesn't work either.

I'm stumped.

OpenVPN / Re: How do I create or copy a file to /etc?
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:55:35 pm »

Thanks for the reply. I found something in the meantime that worked. I was able to SFTP in using root for the username, and just copy the 2 files to /etc I needed to get OpenVPN working again.

OpenVPN / How do I create or copy a file to /etc?
« on: February 12, 2014, 09:07:55 pm »
Just upgraded to 2.1 on my FW 7541. Since File Manager does not work on 2.1 I can't get a couple files I need for OpenVPN to the /etc folder.

Can anyone tell me how I can copy a file from my Mac to that folder, or create a new text file there?

Or if anyone has some good instructions for setting up OpenVPN on 2.1 that could work also. I dug around here and Google but could not find anything quite up to date for 2.1. I use PIA if it matters and had it setup fine on 2.0.3.


Packages / Re: Errors in File Manager...
« on: August 28, 2013, 12:10:28 pm »
Well that explains it.


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