I realize that pfsense is really designed for dedicated hardware with multiple nics, etc... Also, I am a newbie with pfsense. If I can work this through I will. History: I am trying to use pfsense in a VirtualBox VM with the intention of removing all connectivity from the windows 7 host once pfsense is running properly. Then if successful I will employ linux VM's that will be running and connecting through pfsense's connectivity. Why? We started a project to see if we can use TrueCrypt with a 7 hidden OS running. However; we want to remove 7's ability to communicate with the outside world. 7 will only host the VM's so that we can utilize the hidden OS feature. My final piece will be to move the hidden OS (circumventing code restrictions) to a non traditional position on the hard drive to further conceal its existence. That is the goal anyway. Please limit our discussion on this thread to PFSENSE. The other thread running can still deal with any non-Pfsense particulars. I have Pfsense 2.0.3 installed (VirtualBox VM) but NOT configured past console view. It uses less resources than the latest version. It loads and finds wan and lan. I defined/changed lan to 192.168.1.15 and wan is 10.0.XXX (DHCP). When I start pfsense with my vpn tunnel and the 7 host OS fully connected it finds wan and lan as shown above. In console view I can select 13 - upgrade from console and it finds the files and will start to download them so it is seeing the internet at this point. I stopped the upgrade and only briefly selected that option to investigate if there was a connection. I may be going about this all wrong. When I try and start pfsense with my internet connection down it hangs at NTP client time. That is common until I do some editing according to a few posts that I have read. My next thing is to figure out HOW to get to the web gui. It sounds so simple but I can't get it to work. Help - lets say I am connected and pfsense is running where it sees lan and wan. Since my lan is 192.168.1.15 where do I type https://192.168.1.15 to pull up the configurator? The browser in my host 7 doesn't work. I also fired up a linux VM and the browser there doesn't work pfsense either. I am not sure of the adapter settings for the VM's yet. Suggestions appreciated. I don't mind trying stuff that doesn't work, so don't worry about "brainstorming" approaches. I am pretty much stuck until I can at least pull up the web interface via lan. Why can't I?