Proxmox fresh install and web interface not working


New Member
Aug 31, 2023
I had so much trouble trying to figure this out. I looked at a lot of the forums but none of them was able to help me or was not complete to my situation. How I solved my issue was I took a bit of information from all the posts I looked at through the forums and pieced together what I could do. Here is what I did:

My problem was I used the default IP address that Proxmox provided for me but that didn't allow me to get access through Chrome, Edge, or Firefox. Then I tried going to the laptop I installed Proxmox on as my server and tried changing the IP Address using (nano /etc/network/interfaces/) as seen on some of the posts. However, that did not work. Finally, I looked up my IP and MAC address which I needed using this:
  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click the network you would like to view the MAC address for.
  3. Click Details.
  4. The MAC address is listed under the Physical Address heading
Or you can simply, cmd and in the windows command prompt type ipconfig /all and find IP and Mac info there. MAC is also known as Physical Address. However when typing it into your ISP manual connection use colons as appose to dashes as it appears in windows.

Once I had that information I logged on to my internet service provider web interface, put my login information and went to connected devices - view connected devices, then I manually "add device with reserved IP". Doing that I named it Proxmox, put in my MAC address and put in a new IP address that was within the range of my IP addresses. I was not sure what my range was so when I first put one in the prompt told me what my range was and it made sense since it was similar to the IP address of my computer (not the default Since I am in Canada and my provider is Shaw/Rogers I used
When that was done I went back to (nano /etc/network/interfaces/) changed the IP address on my server laptop that I changed on the Shaw provider which was

I then went back to my desktop opened up Chrome and it worked.

Hope this helps
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