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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 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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the best way of figuring out where traffic is coming from with pfSense?

My home network is run by a pfSense router. So far I haven't had any trouble with it. My home network includes some people(via wireless) outside of my home. I've been having some bandwidth abuse being ...
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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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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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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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pfSense: Have router connect, and route, to a PPTP server?

i have a main office running a PPTP VPN server (Microsoft Remote Access Services). Is it possible for the pfSense router at a satellite location to automatically route traffic destined for the main ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...