Pfsense random internet dropping out

Wondering if anyone else has run into this issue i had 2.7.0 no dropouts and then updated to 2.7.2 since doing this i have to reboot every few days the internet just drops out randomly.

I saw a post previously to try and disable wan monitoring which i have now done not sure if this will help yet but figured i would check if anyone else is having this issue


Have you check the log files ?

Might be helpful if you let us know what you are running it on.

  • Make, model, NIC, drive, RAM, etc.
  • Vanilla install or with additional packages.
  • What ISP gear is it connected to.

Could be hardware, does the same thing happen on your backup router ?

it is running on a asus mother board with intel quad core cpu it has haproxy installed snort and openvpn it is connected to cogeco cable gigabit. its for the nics i have to check im not near it atm. I have contacted the isp and the only thing that seems to have changed is on my end with update from 2.7.0 to 2.7.2 and since that i have been having frequent dropouts. the router is accessable internaly everything in the internal network works and communicates as expected just no internet(in or out) Wan shows an ip and shows it to be up

in the logs should i be looking at a specific log or everything
Im going to check if i have a installer file for 2.7.0 and revert back i have config backkups. Would anyone have the amd64 2.7.0 installer? been so long i forget what one i use but i think the iso

What make of network cards ?

i got back in here is the info
Intel(R) Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
4 CPUs: 1 package(s) x 4 core(s)
AES-NI CPU Crypto: No
QAT Crypto: No

6GB Ram
250GB samsung 850 evo ssd

re0 and re1
re0@pci0:3:0:0: class=0x020000 rev=0x06 hdr=0x00 vendor=0x10ec device=0x8168 subvendor=0x7470 subdevice=0x3468
vendor = ‘Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.’
device = ‘RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller’
class = network
subclass = ethernet
re1@pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00 vendor=0x10ec device=0x8168 subvendor=0x103c subdevice=0x2a6f
vendor = ‘Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.’
device = ‘RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller’
class = network
subclass = ethernet

The issue is the realtek network cards, had the exact issue where the internet would just drop.

If you can install intel network card, this should resolve your issue

Search the web for pfsense and realtek network cards - do not work together

i will see what i can find, they have been in this router for 5+ years with no downtime except now with 2.7.2 very weird. i wll replace them and let you know the result

thanks for your help and time

Im still replacing the nics with intel ones but just a update, i found a bad ethernet cable from the cable modem to the router

thanks again