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ajc9988
Level 7

Roku and PFSense: Why do many channels not work even with separate LAN and no firewall fules?

So, I have found this to be absurd. I created a separate LAN for my IoT devices. I have tried with firewall on and off in pfsense (pfblockerng and snort). I have tried it going strait to WAN through the router. And I've tried a couple other things.

The following apps are the ones with issues that are mainly used:

Xfinity Beta
Hulu
Netflix
CW

Now, with this same network setup, getting Netflix works with my Vizio TVs (M50-C1 and P50-Cx). Also Pluto TV, among other apps. Vizio's Hulu is broken on the older M50s.

But, this shows that other devices do not have the issue that roku is with PFSense, and is the primary reason I'm considering moving to an android TV Box, possibly the Nvidia Shield Pro, moving forward.

The setup currently used is not being routed through a VPN nor is it bypassing a VPN setup for other devices (entirely different LAN).

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DEly
Level 7

Re: Roku and PFSense: Why do many channels not work even with separate LAN and no firewall fules?

Just got pfsense and am having similar problems.  Things seem to work after stopping the snort service.

would like to continue running snort but need to know how to edit it to work properly.

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MIKBAN152
Level 7

Re: Roku and PFSense: Why do many channels not work even with separate LAN and no firewall fules?

Not sure if this helps, but recentlly I placed a pfsense firewall in my home and had the same issue, even some social network apps started working weird, with thumbnails not loading or other issues. My solution was to use the ISP DNS as primary DNS in my pfsense and as the wifi network I have a google mesh so in this device I put the pfsense ip as the DNS and everything started working correctly again.

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