Last Updated on August 14, 2022 by Thiago Crepaldi
By default, pings are not allowed and actually not recommended. Bu during a network debugging, it can be quite handy.
In order to allow ping incoming on the pfSense WAN port, go to Firewall >> Rules >> WAN page and create a new rule by clicking on Add button (down arrow icon) and do as follows:
- Action: Pass
- Protocol: ICMP
- ICMP subtypes: Echo request
- Source: any
- Destination: This Firewall
- Description: Allow ping on WAN
At the end, click on Save and Apply changes.
1 thought on “How to allow ping on pfSense WAN?”
>>By default, pings are not allowed and actually not recommended.
There are cases where echo requests to the WAN/firewall are beneficial and sometimes mandatory, such as tunneling IPv6 over IPv4.
Also, on your firewall rule, the destination should be “This Firewall” instead of “any”.