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Fixing a pfSense IP address conflict

If you’re struggling to connect to your pfSense box via the web interface, it could be because you have an IP address conflict on your local network.

Just follow our step-by-step guide to change the IP address of pfSense® using the serial console, and you can get back to more important things.


How to change the LAN IP address of pfSense using the serial console

Have you ever found yourself unable to access your pfSense box on the web interface because of an IP address mismatch on your local network?

Follow these step-by-step instructions to fix it.


Connecting to the serial console on your headless device

With headless devices like our our ALIX, APU and net servers, sometimes you’ll need to connect directly to them via their serial console to figure out what’s going on.

Just follow the simple steps in our latest tutorial to connect to the serial console on your headless device and get it back under control.


How to use a terminal emulator

Follow these four simple steps to connect to the serial console on your headless device, and control it using the command line.

All you need is your device, a terminal emulator, a null modem cable, a serial to USB adapter and your desktop PC.