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Offline jacob.tennant

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No internet connection but I can ping outside???
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:29:48 am »
I have a new install of pfSense on a ESXI5.1 host. ESXI host has two nic's and I followed the installation example here:

Here are some details:

LAN: Static with DHCP pool of .100-.250
WAN: Static
DSL Modem:

From a inside host I can ping,,,,

However if I try to go to a external website ( it fails.

I am new to pfSense so not sure if I am missing something in the config. . .

Offline stephenw10

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Re: No internet connection but I can ping outside???
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 09:33:33 am »
If you can ping only local machines pfSense probably has no default route. The WAN interface and DSL modem have public IPs but they are still local to a pfSense interface so it will have a route to them.

Have you set a gateway on WAN?
If you go to System: Routing: Gateways: Is the WAN gateway set as default?


Edit: Just noticed you can ping so forget that!  ::)
It's probably a DNS problem if you can ping IPs but not URLs. Do you have those Google DNS servers set in System: General:?

When you try to ping what is the actual error message? Can you ping from the pfSense VM?
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 09:36:42 am by stephenw10 »