Frequently Asked Questions

How to Open Ports in PfSense
THIS GUIDE IS FOR SINGLE FIREWALL SET UP ONLY



ISP Modem(Bridge Mode) -----> pfsense -----> End Device
or
ISP Modem(Bridge Mode) -----> pfsense -----> Switch Hub -----> End Device

  1. Go to Firewall > NAT.
  2. Click the Plus icon on the bottom right
  3. DISABLED - Leave unchecked
  4. No RDR - Leave unchecked
  5. INTERFACE - Usually WAN. For Multi WAN Set ups Select the Gateway you will use for the Port Forward. e.g. PLDT, WAN1, WAN2, or BAYANTEL
  6. PROTOCOL - Select TCP.
  7. SOURCE - No Changes should be made here.
  8. DESTINATION - should be WAN Address or for Multi WAN Set ups select the proper WAN Port to be used e.g. PLDT Address or BAYANTEL Address.
  9. DESTINATION PORT RANGE - in the From and To fields, type in the PORT RANGE you wish to open. e.g. From 5631 To 5632 for PcAnywhere. If opening only 1 port, type in the port number from and to e.g. From 3306 To 3306 for MySQL
  10. REDIRECT TARGET IP - Type in the IP address of the Client that will use the PORT e.g. 192.168.1.3
  11. REDIRECT TARGET PORT - Type in (again) the Port Number to be opened.
  12. DESCRIPTION - Put in a description e.g. MySQL, PcAnywhere
  13. NO XMLRPC - No Changes should be made here.
  14. NAT REFLECTION - Select Enable NAT+Proxy
  15. FILTER RULE ASSOCIATION - Select Add Associated filter rule
  16. CLICK SAVE
Go to canyouseeme.org to check if you successfully opened the port number.




FOR DOUBLE FIREWALL SET UP

ISP Modem/Bridge ---> Router ---> pfsense ---> Client PC/DVR
or
ISP Modem/Bridge ---> Router ---> pfsense ---> Switch Hub ---> Client PC/DVR
or
ISP Modem/Router ---> pfsense ---> Switch Hub ---> Client PC/DVR

  1. Go to your routers settings and port forward the desired port # to your pfsense WAN IP.
e.g.

Forward port # 3306 to Pfsense WAN IP Address 192.168.100.2

Forward port # 85 to pfsense WAN IP Address 192.168.100.2

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