I have a virtualbox network:

PFSense with 2 adapters: NAT and a Internal Network (Lan on PFSense set to -Windows 2016 (Internal Network)( -3 Windows 7 Machines(Interal network) (Static IPs .3, .4, .5) Gateway Set to the Windows 2016 machine ( DNS set to the Windows 2016 Server as well

My Machines can only ping the windows 2016 box and the PFSense router, why is this?

  • Gateway should point to (pfsense), not a windows PC. pFsense is your gateway to the wild internet
    – Alex
    Aug 28 '18 at 17:11
  • I've tried it both ways, same results.
    – BleepBloop
    Aug 28 '18 at 17:16
  • In pfsense web interface go to Diagnostics->ping and try to ping external hots using WAN as source interface, can you get reply this way from external hosts like (When you answering some1 in comments, use @ UserName such as @Alex anywhere in your comment, so user who is talking with you will be notified )
    – Alex
    Aug 28 '18 at 17:22
  • @Alex getting to the internet is fine, it's just that my windows machines cannot ping eachother
    – BleepBloop
    Aug 28 '18 at 17:31
  • Then make sure that your PCs using private network profile(not a default public profile) in network settings
    – Alex
    Aug 28 '18 at 17:36

If you just setup pFsense and join new Windows PC to the network, make sure that network profile on those PCs is set to Private. In case of Public network profile, window's firewall will block any incoming connections including ICMP (ping) as well shared resources.

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