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Offline AnointedOne

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pfSense goes "down"
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:02:42 pm »
Hey all,

This was a problem I had in the past (and well is still current) but the frequency of it has increased over the last few minutes.

For some odd reason, though the machine I install pfsense on (and old pc) is still on, my network goes down; no internet. I will stare at the machine and it is completely on but I cannot ping it. Right now, i had rebooted it about 3-5 times. Currently pinging to monitor it but there will come a time where I will not be able to ping; then i will have to reboot.

It's a bit annoying. I have never gotten through with it.

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Re: pfSense goes "down"
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 12:27:51 pm »
Post your system logs and maybe someone will be able to help.

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Re: pfSense goes "down"
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 10:21:38 am »
Post your system logs and maybe someone will be able to help.

I took the machine to my home from where I was using to do further troubleshooting. I restored it to factory settings and from there monitor. Should it act up again, I'll make sure to do so.

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Re: pfSense goes "down"
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 05:48:30 pm »
Ok here is what I noticed.

After a while, internet access seems to go down. I am still able to communicate with pfSense and other nodes. In checking pfSense, my WAN interface IP disappears. When I check the status of the WAN interface, there is no IP so I have to renew it. After doing so, internet is restored.

Question now is, why does my WAN IP drop thereby forcing me to renew?

Below is the log I saw. It happened around 22:40 - 22:42

« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 06:02:30 pm by AnointedOne »