Menu
Reply
Shayy283
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Tuning in
532 Views
Message 1 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

Hello All,

For the past three weeks i have been struggling getting the hub 4 to work with my pfsense build. The pfsense router does get a WAN ip address from the hub 4 (which is in modem mode) however there is no internet connectivity. Pinging 1.1.1.1 from the pfsense does not work and there are no replies, nor can i ping any websites from client nodes. 

Been absolutely picking my brain on this issue and would appreciate any help 🙏

 

FYI - pfsense (custom build ) was configured in advance before installation but only things such as subnets and DNS servers were configured. 

Tags (3)
0 Kudos
Reply
legacy1
  • 19.57K
  • 800
  • 2.07K
Alessandro Volta
473 Views
Message 2 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

You need to enable NAT.

Are you able see PING going to VM gateway?

Can you connect a PC to the hub in modem mode and get that working (power off hub for 2mins unplug replug Ethernet cable) then copy the PC MAC to the pfsense WAN interface.  

---------------------------------------------------------------
0 Kudos
Reply
Shayy283
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Tuning in
432 Views
Message 3 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

Outbound NAT on the pfsense is set to automatic. Attached is an image of the full config for that page.

Regarding your question about the ping which i assume you mean the local 192.168.100.1 gateway, I did not receive any pings

I followed your steps and cloned my PC's MAC and it still didn't fix the issue Screenshot 2022-08-07 123320.png

Tags (3)
0 Kudos
Reply
legacy1
  • 19.57K
  • 800
  • 2.07K
Alessandro Volta
418 Views
Message 4 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

But did you get just a PC connected to the hub in modem mode working?
---------------------------------------------------------------
0 Kudos
Reply
Shayy283
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Tuning in
408 Views
Message 5 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

Yes when the hub was connected to PC connection worked as it should. I also jut did a fresh install of pfsense and problem still there

0 Kudos
Reply
legacy1
  • 19.57K
  • 800
  • 2.07K
Alessandro Volta
403 Views
Message 6 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

Just tested pfsense here in a VM and it works just fine with defaults not sure why your having a problem.

Maybe set on the WAN for IPv6 to none?

---------------------------------------------------------------
0 Kudos
Reply
Shayy283
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Tuning in
385 Views
Message 7 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

May i ask what the specs of your build is and the NIC you are using?

Also are you using the hub 4? 

0 Kudos
Reply
legacy1
  • 19.57K
  • 800
  • 2.07K
Alessandro Volta
367 Views
Message 8 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

On super hub 1

Well like a say I tested pfsense in a VM as in by VirtualBox so specs don't really mean any thing but the host is a i5-11400 and the WAN was with a USB 3.0 to RJ45 with VM by bridge as intel pro/1000 MT.

But its odd your getting DHCP to work and get a IP so the rest should work 

---------------------------------------------------------------
0 Kudos
Reply
gazza12345
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Joining in
218 Views
Message 9 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

What are your Pfsense build specs?

I initially had similar issues with Realtek cards on my first attempt with a mini pc. They don't have amazing driver support for FreeBSD.

When I did eventually get that working it was ultra slow.

I've since built a dedicated PC for Pfsense and that works great - I can post the specs if you'd like.

0 Kudos
Reply
Timwilky
  • 435
  • 14
  • 98
Fibre optic
166 Views
Message 10 of 11
Flag for a moderator

Re: Issues with hub 4 and pfsense

You appear to be using two LAN ranges 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.10.0/24. For neatness when using RFC1918 address ranges I wouldn't advise using the /8 range. If all you need are a pair of /24 stick to 192.168.0.0 subnets.

 

pfsense1.PNG

Are you getting an address assigned. Your WAN interface definition for  IPv4 is DHCP. The interface should show up in the dashboard.

 

pfsense2.PNG

The above is working with Hub4. As indicated by the fact I am using LAGG to achieve full throughput.

I use one of these for my pfsense, all interface worked out the box so no extra drivers to add to the underlying freeBSD

pfsense.PNG

Hub4/Gig1-> pfSense->Microtik CRS312/CSS326/CRS305->Asus RT-AX89X
VM Network - Timwilky
0 Kudos
Reply