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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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Open NAT ports on an internal NAT vm

I have a virtual machine which is a NAT/dhcp server, it has installed pfsense https://www.pfsense.org/ . This vm has two network interfaces: one connected to the actual WAN, one to an internal LAN. ...
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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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Expanding disk space on pfSense running under ESXi

I recently installed pfsense on an ESXi to run as my secondary gateway by assigning a disk space around 30GB. Everything works fine & now I need to expand the disk size to another 50GB for squid ...
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Installing pfSense on VMWare ESXi 5.0

I'm really lost with this. I've tried the tutorial listed in pfSense's official site which returned me with no luck. Well, I actually can install and set up IP addresses's without any problems but it ...
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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)
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pfSense 2.1 OpenVPN client not using tunnelled interface

I'm having some trouble getting OpenVPN working on my pfSense box. The issue is quite strange to me. When I have the OpenVPN turned on, only my router is able to connect to the Internet. From the ...
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pfSense allowing inbound sip phones, but not sip trunk

I am currently trying to get an inbound trunk working on a remote Asterisk machine. The ip phones are remote and connecting just fine through port 5060 (I can make internal calls to voicemail, other ...
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How can I feed internet from guest (pfSense) to another guest (Linux Mint) on Windows 7 (Host)?

I found a good post from a guy who managed to install a firewall (pfSense) in a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on Windows 7 (Host) to protect his computer using "Microsoft Loopback adapter". You can ...
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Reset pfSense web interface password through main console

I'm (temporarily) in charge of a network where pfSense 2.0.1 is basically running the whole routing operation. Unfortunately, the network manager before me did not bother to write down what the ...
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pfsense more than 2 isp provider

is it possible to bridge more than 2 isp provider using pfsense? what router or device can bridge 2 or more isp providers in a router? i am planning to bridge at lease 5 isp providers to create a very ...
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pfSense - Unable to resolve the server's DNS address

I am trying to configure pfSense in vmware workstation 8 on Win 7 host. My internet connection is always-on static ip type so I am given range of IP addresses and gateway with DNS. But before I could ...
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Block other workstations on WAN network accessing LAN of pfSense

I am using VMware ESXi to create a network with a test domain running Exchange 2007. I'm using pfSense as the firewall between my physical network (which I am using as the WAN) and the VM internal ...
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pfSense firewall blocking some outbound web packets, large HTTP downloads just 'stop'

I've just set up a pfSense router, and am trying to figure out some strange behaviour. It's a fairly simple set up: I have a static IP from the ISP and a single PPPoE WAN interface and a single LAN ...
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Will mPCI cards work in a PCI slot?

I have a really old computer that I'm turning into a pfsense router. I'd like to add wireless support. The pfsense docs suggested I get a card like this one. Will this mPCI card work in my old ...
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In PFSense, how do I download something that takes more time than the browser timeout?

I need to download something from a machine running PFSense, but because of an administrator imposed timeout (20 minutes), downloading via the browser is impossible. What (if any) ways are there for ...
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Is is possible to set up a static IP through Pfsense when user is connecting through OpenVpn?

I'm setting IP based restrictions on our firewall and need to allow certain people to connect even when they are connected through OpenVPN. Is it possible to assign users a static IP?
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is pfSense suited for my setup?

I have a fairly large home network that consists of: 2 wired PCs, 3 Smartphones, 1 Tablet, 2 wireless PCs 2 wired gaming consoles 2 wireless gaming consoles The problem is that I think that my ...
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Does pFsense support web caching?

I am thinking of installing pFsense at home. Basically, one of my main goals is to increase the concurrent connections. Some people here are using Bittorrent all day long and as you might know it ...
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Kernel Panic, Fatal Trap 18, Pfsense WUSB54GC AP crash

I have an old system that I am converting to a pfsense router. I am trying to use a linksys/cisco WUSB54GC as the wireless device for the AP I can get it broadcasting(it uses the rum(4) drivers) but ...
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PFsense OpenVPN traffic getting routed through WAN rather than IPsec tunnel

So I have a PFsense firewall setup with a IPsec tunnel created to access a special webpage housed at another companies website. Internal traffic routes properly through the IPsec tunnel for this ...
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pfSense 2.0 - Can PPP L2TP be used to be an L2TP tunnel?

i noticed in pfSense 2.0 (RC3) that my PPPoE interface is now a PPPoE tunnel assigned to my WAN NIC (Network Interface Card): where the PPPOE0(xl0) - ianboyd@superuser.com network port is defined ...
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How to setup pfSense 2.0 for TunnelBroker.net?

What is the procedure to create an IPv6 tunnel in pfSense 2.0? pfSense 2.0 (RC3) supports creation of a GIF tunnels: The help is pretty generic, and pretty unhelpful: In pfSense 2.0, GIF ...
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traffic sharing on pfsense2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: pfsense 2.0 traffic priority - set full priority for single host I have a network with several computers all on the same network and since I have very limited bandwidth ...
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pfsense 2.0 traffic priority - set full priority for single host

I have a network with several computers all on the same network and since I have very limited bandwidth I would like to prioritize traffic almost like a CPU scheduler prioritize processes. Example: ...