Question PFsense Web Configurator loads into blank https and http webpage. Why is this happening and how can I fix it? Please help

Oct 31, 2021
So obviously from the title, I need some help with my pfsense install.
Currently, I have the pfsense-CE-memstick-serial-2.5.2-RELEASE-amd64.img installed onto my Protectli router/firewall. It boots into the menu no problem.
Things I have tried:
  • booting using BIOS and UEFI
  • using different ISO files
  • using different file storage/partition types (zfs, ufs, manual drive config, auto drive config)
  • specifying port 80 or 443
  • following tutorials
  • restarting web config using option 11 through the menu
A little more on what the webpage loads to:
The webpage loads to a blank white screen with no source code other than the basic html tags.
Ive also installed the same version on a VM and it seems to have worked, as I was able to configure the configurator.
Unfortunately, none of these worked, so now im stuck. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Thank you
P.S. Not sure if it matters, but I'm connected to the console port using rs232-usb and the provided rj45-db9