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Offline Sandson

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How to access pfSense by the real machine?
« on: June 17, 2017, 08:23:34 pm »
Hey guys!

I'm studying pfSense (I'm actually going to start the pfSense studies of some YT videos but I'm stuck in configuration ...).

I have VirtualBox installed on my notebook and I installed pfSense 2.3.4 on the virtual machine.

I configured it as follows (from videos I saw on YouTube). I got access in one way, and it's not the way I want it. I installed to be able to study, to test at home with my internet and such, with virtual machines, etc.

The first setup I did:

1. This setting was made for VMWare, from a video I saw on youtube. But I tested it in VirtualBox, but it did not work ...
Adapter 1: Host-only network adapter

2. This is another setting for another video, it also did not work:
Adapter 1: NAT

Adapter 2: Internal network.

3. This is another setup and was the only one that worked:

Adapter 1: Brigde mode plate: Wirelles adapter

Adapter 2: Brigde mode card: Ethernet adapter

Here comes my doubt.

In configuration 2, I can only access pfSense on the internal network between the virtual machines ...
In configuration 3, I can only access pfSense by my real machine if I connect the network cable in my note ....

However, I want to access the pfSense admin panel by the actual machine, but without having to connect the cable, because I need to get around with the notebook ... And even if I do the cable configuration, if I disconnect it does not work.

I wanted your help.


PS: I also did adapter 1 in NAT mode and adapter 2 in Host-only mode and also did not work ...

I also put it like this:

4. Adapter 1 - mode brigde - my wireless note card
Adapter 2 - host-only

Did not work too

I can ping my real machine but I can not access the panel ..

Offline johnkeates

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Re: How to access pfSense by the real machine?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 07:26:51 am »
You can't if you aren't directly connected to the LAN-side with no NAT. VirtualBox ruins most of that all the time.