A free firewall based on Packet Filter (pf) and FreeBSD 6.

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Setting up PFsense for test network

I want to test pfsense. I have a network with a established sonicwall router right now. I want to test pfsense within that network. The issue I have is with setup. I can't get pass the part where its ...
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802.11n support with pfSense

I recently set up a pfSense router and I can't seem to get the Wireless interface up and working. I'm using a 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter (TP-Link TL-WN851ND) configured as ath0. The interface ...
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Trying to install PFsense on Proxmox…lost

So I've been bashing my head against my desk for the last couple of hours trying to figure out how to properly set the network interfaces for proxmox. I'm looking to do something really simple where ...
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pfSense 2.2.3 - Squid3 Single Sign On

I have been struggling with this for a while now but can't seem to figure out how to go about it. I am trying to set up or was wondering if it is possible to set up Squid3 Single Sign On on a Windows ...
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How much barring does the CPU, BUS and Motherboard have on a pfSense system?

I am planning on turning an old Pent 4 system into a pfSense box using (4)100Mbps ports and I have a 50/50 fiber connection currently for $25/mo and was wondering if I would by at any rate slow the ...
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Installing an IPv6 subnet to my home network

When I call my ISP and ask for an IPv6 subnet which the default is a /64, correct? I have the ability to then assign an IPv6 address or more to each one of my servers, which is 20 in total, and they ...
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ESXi + pfsense traffic segregation

I'm kind of new to setting up networking with ESXi and working with pfsense, so please excuse if this cannot be done or I'm asking something the wrong way. I'm using ESXi 5.5.0 and I want to host ...
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Network Hub to Hub - no network

I've set up a home network using hubs. I know it's best to replace hubs with network switches however the hubs were donated and it's not feasible to buy network switches. The setup consists of a hub ...
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Creating a DHCP server on a Virtual Machine

i have a Windows 8 machine with PFsense in virtual box. The host have the following nics: Wi-fi Ethernet I have 3 network adaptares on the virtual Machine: Wan (Bridged adapter through host's ...
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pfsense with 4 WAN IP and outgoing NAT

I have a pfsense with a single wan ip, i want to assign multiple wan ip's. The pfsense machine is located on a vm machine with the other servers i wish to NAT forward. I want to give each server a wan ...
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Poor streaming performance on link with good bandwidth

For the longest time I've had an elusive problem with my network. I've changed router, access point and made wireless connections wired in search for a performance thief without getting any closer to ...
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How can I access files on Windows Server from using a web proxy Pfsense?

I have over 25 pc's all with W7 and XP, using a web proxy based on Pfsense. Someone told me(my boss) that I need to open the port 445 to access the Windows Server 2012 R2 that is located in another ...
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How to setup a Windows server 2012 R2 (fileserver+DC) machine witch Hyper-V virtual router (pfSense)

I am trying to setup a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine, primarily DC and fileserver roles, in such a way that I would not need an extra router in our network, because I would like to have it inside ...
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Windows “thinks” it's offline but IS online [duplicate]

What is the Windows (7) networking symbol in the bottom right corner next to the clock looking for to verify internet connectivity? I have a couple of Windows PCs behind pfSense MultiWan and every ...
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Need help setting up pfsense in ESXi

I've been having this trouble for a while. I've tried several times to get it to work, and I cannot find the solution online so I figured I would need to ask. I have a box running ESXi, and on it I ...
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IPV6 at home: my ISP delegates me a static IPV6 /56 subnet, how can I set up an IP scheme & DHCP6 for my network?

My network looks like this: (Cable Modem/Router) <-> (PfSense Router) <-> (Internal Hosts) The IP (changed for security) of my cable modem is: IPv6 Address ...
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no internet on LAN, pfsense

i have installed pfSense 2.2 in virtualbox on my windows7 laptop. WAN(em0) interface is assigned to wireless adapter of the laptop and LAN(em1) interface is assigned to lan adapter of the laptop. ...
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Squid3 Reverse Proxy - Force Cache and Suppress Version

I have been using pfSense for about 2 years now and I love it. One of my favorite features has come to be Squid2 and Squid3. Right now I am using Squid3 to run both proxy and reverse proxy. There are ...
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pfsense for its firewall capabilities on small network

I have a small home network of approximately 3 windows machines and 1 pfsense freeBSD (dell laptop): q1. The cable modem is connected to the NON-internet port of the wireless router. Is this the ...
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No ntopng menu item in pfsense

I have ntopng package installed on pfSense. Unfortunately, I don't see appropriate menu item: Why
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ESXi + pfSense - NAT forward management interface ssh

question at the end. Situation: (ips replaced by fictive examples) I have a (remote) dedicated server, with 1 NIC, 2 IPs. One IP (eg. 5.9.1.1) is bound to the physical NIC's MAC, the other ...
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Internal network issues between pfSense and Windows in VirtualBox

I have three virtual machines running on Virtual Box. First one is Linux (pfsense) that's acting as a router with two network adapters one bridged and one set to the internal network. The other two ...
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Road warrior with pfSense

Currently I have a server running pfSense. It's on another network and I only access it via remote login. What I want to do is setup some sort of road warrior scheme that allows to me access behind ...
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pfSense Captive Portal page to require 'agree to terms'?

I've got a guest wifi VLAN on my network that can't communicate with the other VLANs, and can only communicate out to the Internet over specific ports. I'm trying to set up 'Captive Portal' on the ...
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Access VPN client from LAN

I have a pfSense configured as firewall/router/VPN server (PPTP, unfortunately, cannot be switched to OpenVPN/IPSEC/L2TP). The local clients are on 172.16.12.0/24, and VPN clients are on ...
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Can't update pfSense

If trying to update pfSense I get an error Could not contact pfSense update server https://updates.pfsense.org/_updaters/amd64 Proof: The same address is downloadable from command line of ...
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How to fix timezone data in pfSense/freeBSD?

We have special situation with timezones here in Russia. Recently government had cancelled timesave shifting and it was no timeshifts for some time, but recently they decided to make one "last" ...
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Why different IPs required to monitor multi-WAN in pfSense?

I was wishing to set all monitoring IPs to Google, 8.8.8.8, but on second WAN it said, that this IP is already used for monitoring. Why is this limitation exist? This causes suspicion that ...
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How to setup routing / NAT / Remote network for VPN in pfSense?

I have a gateway machine—running under pfSense—and it has VPN connection to private network in range 10.0.0.0/8. I have standalone OpenVPN program, which allows me to connect to this net ...
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What is Shared Key field in OpenVPN client setup in pfSense: The field 'Shared Key' does not appear to be valid

I have OpenVPN client for windows, which is functionning Ok. Now I want to set the same VPN be accessible via pfSense. In my standalone client I have ca.crt file, which is referred from ...
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Analyze network traffic per port for network user

I have someone on my networks who plays a lot of online games and I want to prioritize his game packets so that he can stop complaining about the ever so evil "lag". He is on a Windows 8.1 Pro PC and ...
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SQUID PROXY Cache Dynamic Content to second HDD

I run pfsence with squid proxy and have it set to cache data. Is there a way to get just Dynamic Content (Youtube & Windows Updates) to cache to a second hard drive. Leaving the rest to cache to ...
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Are WAN Source rules checked after masquerading happens?

We are trying to do traffic shaping in pfSense, and we are having a hell of a time trying to convince pfSense to match the traffic. For example, if i create a WAN rule to log all traffic destined to ...
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What does selecting “none” queue do?

I'm trying to shape traffic in pfSense. The question comes up of which queue to assign traffic to. What happens if i pick none as a queue? In the end, traffic going out the link is under the ...
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Why can the AckQueue not be the same as the Queue?

What should i choose for AckQueue? I'm trying to do traffic shaping in pfSense. Traffic shaping in pfSense involves things called queues. Some queues have higher priority than others. I ...
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How to block an IP address from sending or receiving traffic?

We have a machine that we are trying to limit bandwidth to, using pfSense. This is because the machine is using 80% of our link: Another brute-force method of limiting bandwidth to an IP address is ...
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How to limit bandwidth used by an IP in the penalty box in pfSense

We're trying to use the pfSense traffic shaping feature known as the Penalty Box. We are interested in limiting the bandwidth of a particular IP to 2%. Note: There is a four-year-old bug in pfSense ...
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dnsmasq circular loop error

I know I am missing a configuration somewhere, but I just can't find it. I have two routers, A is upstream of B, both running dnsmasq. A has domain A.com B has domain B.A.com A has in dnsmasq.conf ...
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Stunnel on PFSense

Replaced a linux router with pfsense to handle NAT. Before stunnel worked from a remote site to a port on the linux router that forwarded to an internal mysql server. Now I haven't been able to get ...
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Squid ignores multi-WAN load balancing in pfSense

If squid3 package is installed and configured as transparent proxy, then load-balancing gateway group is ignored. I.e. if some ISP is down, then some web pages can't be opened and not routed to ...
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Can't add static lease from inside DHCP range in pfSense

When trying to add my computer to static lease, I get the following error I don't understand the reason for this. If I would want to assign IP from outside DHCP range, I would assign it statically ...
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Port forwarding remote traffic through physical router to go through pfsense VM, then to centos VM web server

I hope this makes sense, I'm completely self taught and planning on going for formal instruction. As I understand this is possible, however I haven't been able to find definitive answers to my ...
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Active Directory Domain Controller with pfSense as DHCP and DNS server

I've read some conflicting posts, so hopefully I can get a clear answer. I have pfSense running as a DHCP server and DNS Forwarder. I'd like to try out Active Directory as a Domain Controller at home ...
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Voip phones losing registration from external SIP PBX

This has been a pain. My polycom voip phones (about 10 of them) are all losing registration every few hours. Each time I check them, some will be registered and some will not. Rebooting my firewall ...
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pfSense to route between multiple subnets on same LAN

I started with a fairly standard pfSense setup: one WAN and one LAN interface, LAN-to-WAN access via NAT. Now I needed a second logical subnet on the LAN, which I set up in the following way: ...
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Setup PFSense as a router with 3 WANs, 2 NICs, and an unmanaged switch

So I have been trying to set this up for days and cannot get it to work properly. I am trying to replace our home router (a crappy Thomson router provided by our ISP) with a PFSense box repurposed ...
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Building a home router on a laptop

I am in a process of building a router and PFSense based firewall on a laptop. My trouble is that I need an additional Ethernet port. I've come across "USB to Ethernet converter module", which is ...
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How can I turn off internet for roommates that haven't paid the bill this month?

I have several roommates who split my internet bill with me each month. On occasion they forget to pay me, and I have to pester them for the money. If after 3 days of pestering they still haven't ...
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VMWare VM as router for windows host

Goal - use virtual machine as router/firewall for host VM is running on. I created VMWare VM and installed pfSense. Configured two network adapters for WAN (bridged, VMNet0) and LAN (host-only, ...
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Pfsense Openvpn site to site subnet

Site A Pfsense 192.168.0.0 Site B Pfsense 192.168.0.0 Can OpenVPN Link A<>B, or should i use different subnet for A and B ? (like 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.1.0)