cant reach GUI on browser


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Nov 23, 2023
just installed Proxmox 8.0 ,during setup i left everything on default except FQDN used tried connecting with as instructed by Proxmox.using Firefox and Chrome i couldnt reach the GUI. i dont have direct access to my physical router(controlled by my ISP). tried pinging from Proxmox with zero results.
I would highly recommend that you seek and review a few "network for beginners" videos on youtube. Some of them are very educational and helpful.

In short: your workstation and most likely all other local devices are located one side ( of the river and you placed your new network device (Proxmox) on the other side ( There is no bridge between the shores, they can`t talk to each other. Nor can PVE send messages to anyone else, because your home router is most likely on the other side as well.

Find an unused address in 192.168.1.[2-254] range and assign it to Proxmox. Make sure you tell Proxmox how to talk to nodes outside the range, i.e. define appropriate Gateway. It should be the same as the one on your workstation.
These changes you can make by editing "/etc/network/interfaces" and "/etc/hosts".

You also need to tell PVE how to find all other IP addresses on the Internet when only Name is available. Domain Name Service (DNS) is responsible for it. The DNS is usually described in "/etc/resolv.conf"

Good luck

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unfortunately networks was my weak point in college and my professor only gravitated to those who had a better grasp at it. i'll start with the videos and see how it goes.


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