Okay let me try to ... guess... what your problem is
I am on my local network . Wan1 I ping the interface ( public IP ) and does not respond to ping. I ping the gateway and responds . Wan1 I ping the interface ( public IP ) from CLI and responds . I have Internet connection. I can connect me to the firewall from the outside with public IP , not only from the inside .
Go to System > Network > Interface
In the Access column is "ping" listed for both internal and wan1? Ping should be enabled on all interfaces that are in use. Blocking ICMP breaks the internet.
I need to validate redirects ports from inside the network. Currently I have to do it from my home.
You want to forward certain ports to machines within your internal network, correct?
Go to Policy & Objects > Objects > Virtual IPs
Enter a name server1_http as an example
Set Interface to wan1
As External IP Address/Range enter your wan1 external IP address (as an example 18.104.22.168)
As Mapped IP Address/Range enter the internal IP of your server/device/service you want to access (as an example 172.16.1.55)
Check Port Forwarding (Important or all traffic will go to the device)
Select the protocol (TCP in our case)
Set the port to 80 (for http)
Repeat that for all ports you need
To to Policy & Objects > Policy & IPv4
Incoming Interface: wan1
Source Address: all
Outgoing Interface: internal
Destination address: the objects created above (here server1_http)
Service: http (or all services you want)
Depending on your server you may need to enable NAT but keep it off if possible
Select Security Profiles as needed and hit OK