pfsense is a customized FreeBSD+pf distribution designed for use as a firewall. It wraps many of the features of the pf firewall code in an easy-to-use web interface.

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PFSense with multi WAN failover

I have two Linux box running PFsense, one of them is a master and the other one is a backup. The master is having IP 192.168.1.2 and backup is having IP 192.168.1.3. I have created a VIP 192.168.1.1 ...
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Routing between two routers with static routes

I have a Draytek 3200 router and a pfsense rackmount router that I am trying to get to route to each other. I have a subnet on each router and a subnet for the link between, as shown here: As it ...
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Changing Network Subnet Limited User Access

Our network was originally running a 192.168.3.1 /24 network with 192.168.3.1 being the gateway on a pfSense box. We decided to increase our IP range by changing the network to a 192.168.3.1 /23 ...
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QoS settings for Wi-Fi calling on pfSense firewall/gateway?

The new version of iOS 8 as well as Android supports Wi-Fi Calling with multiple cellular providers including T-Mobile in the US. I am currently running pfSense as the primary Internet gateway for ...
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pfSense - Site to Site OpenVPN

I have two pfSense 2.1 servers running with LANs of 192.168.0.0/24 and 192.168.10.0/24. The pfSense servers are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.10.1 I just configured an OpenVPN site to site tunnel, that ...
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WLAN card as LAN interface?

I have a system with 2 network adapters: a wifi card (atheros) and an ethernet card. Both network adapters are recognized by pfsense 2.1 without problems, but I don't know how to configure it: I ...
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What is the cause of duplicate SA's and SPD's in IPSec L2L VPN?

Although I've been using pfSense now for some time and like it very much, I haven't been able to shake duplicate SA's. I've checked all the obvious stuff - making sure configurations match on both ...
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Setup DMZ in Pfsense with virtual servers, physical Pfsense server

I am looking for some networking tips on how to set up a DMZ in Pfsense and place some virtual servers in that DMZ. Right now my network looks like: Uverse (Static IPs) -> Pfsense -> WAN -> (Virtual ...
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pfsense firewall filter rules behind nat?

i am new in pfsense i have vmware which pfsense and windows xp are installed on them pfsense in using ip 192.168.44.1 for LAN and 192.168.121.129 for wan (which is NAT) my win xp ip is 192.168.44.2 ...
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NAT and ISP Subnet when load balancing on pfsense?

I have a pfsense box that I'm trying to plan the configuration for. I am going to be load balancing two ISP's, each with their own /29 static IP subnet. The question I have is in relation to the way ...
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Network Gateway Options for Small Office: Cisco 800 series router vs. Linux/*BSD (e.g. pfSense) on a white box vs. reflashed DD-WRT/Tomato/OpenWRT

Our existing network gateway's hardware has just failed (it was a repurposed desktop machine running Debian + Shorewall that we threw together), and we're looking to replace it. For now, we've fallen ...
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Virtualized pfSense 2.0.1 affecting Hyper-V host connectivity? arp?

The Setup I have setup pfSense 2.0.1 (64bit-amd image) as a host in Hyper-V. As described in other blogs I had to do the “ifconfig down deX”, “ifconfig up deX” to get the network up and running. The ...
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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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Trying to get a new user up on pfSense IPSec VPN; Config file import failed, now getting gateway errors

Caveat: I am not a sysadmin, so please forgive the n00bness of the query. We have a new user and I'm trying to get them up on VPN. We use pfsense as an IPSEC endpoint. This person is using Shrewsoft ...
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Troubleshooting Packet Loss on pfSense + Ubiquiti UniFi (Wireshark maybe?)

I'm dealing with an annoying situation in a small network in my church, which I'm the primary volunteer IT caretaker, of about 20 PCs, give-or-take. We're in Chattanooga, home of Gigabit internet, so ...
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How to share bandwidth equitably between 16 users on a pfsense multi-WAN router

I have 16 users connected to my pfSense single-LAN, 3-WAN router. The 3 WAN ports connect to ADSL lines giving about 4Mb/s down, 800kb/s up each. I would like to prevent any one user hogging the ...
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How to make the virtual IP on LAN interface become Master on the only pfSense node with a working/connected WAN interface?

I'm trying to build a multi Wan configuration with High Availability (CARP) functionality. Currently the setup is on virtual machines (before it's released to production). It is on vmware Fusion with ...
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Pfsense Openpvn and Vmware issue

Here is my network: Client --- WAN --- PfSense(VMWare) --- LAN --- vSwitch (Promiscuous) \--- ESXi Management (192.168.2.1) ...
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pfSense: Captive portal auth via Active Directory (2003)

I'm trying to set up a new firewall server. We chose pfSense and it's working nicely so far. We managed to our Windows Server 2003 Active Directory as a user Authentication Server (System -> User ...
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Pfsense OpenVPN Site to Site Routing issues

I know this question has been asked a plethora of times before and I have looked over probably 100 different answers and still cant seem to get this to work. Im trying to create a very simple site to ...
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pfSense no access from lan to wan

Can anyone please help me ? Probably the answer is already somewhere in the forum, but unfortunately I have not found it until now. Since two days I fight to have access to the internet across a ...
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pfSense + Squid, Windows 2008 DHCP

I recently installed pfSense and Squid3-dev on a spare machine. It is now connected to the network and Internet is working alright. The problem is that I can't get my users to go through Squid proxy ...
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Migrating Apache reverse proxy to Squid3 using pfSense

I currently have a pfSense firewall that redirects port 80 and 443 to an internal Apache that acts as a reverse proxy for several subdomains on our company. Since pfSense provides a reverse proxy ...
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pfsense Captive Portal redirect to <ip>:8000/$PORTAL_ACTION$

Something is wrong when I try to replace the portal login page with a customized one. After the sign in button is clicked, I was redirected to: (server IP):8000/$PORTAL_ACTION$. What is this ...
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squid + pfsense user authentication

I'm having a very strange problem with squid 3 and pfSense. Since I'm using a community created squid3 package for pfSense I'm not willing to rule out the possibility that it's a bug in the pfSense ...
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Multiple network routing

I am after some advice on how to achieve multiple independent LANs, that can restrictively talk to each other (at minimal cost). I have 3 LANS LAN A - Admin Lan - Multiple servers and workstations, ...
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PFSense VLAN's - clients cant access devices on a defined VLAN

I'm having an issue setting up pfSense with VLAN's, basically, the pfSense boxes can ping the devices on the tagged vlan, but clients routing through pfSense cannot. There are two Cisco SG500 ...
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How to enable source-based policy routing with pfsense

I'm trying to setup pfsense to use WAN1 for all LAN traffic except when a computer has been added to an alias I labeled "PRIORITY". Those computers use WAN2. On the firewall rules, I set a LAN rule ...
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pfSense IPsec VPN setup (Log error: racoon: INFO: unsupported PF_KEY message REGISTER)

Good morning, I'm trying to setup an IPSec Tunnel on a pfSense firewall. I have 2 interfaces configured: WAN (public firewall IP: .../31) LAN (internal static IPs: 192.168.104.0/29) I set up the ...
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pfsense + haproxy + stunnel as reverse proxy with load balancing and ssl terminaltion

i have this topology as title says with a pfsense with installed haproxy and stunnel. Because i saw that haproxy can't do ssl termination i thought about stunnel. But i don't know how to set up it. My ...
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need help to setup internet load-balancing for a small ISP

I need some help about the following problems: I want to do load-balancing for two Internet dsl connection from same isp and same speed I need to manage fail over also I want to manage up to 50 user ...
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Redundant Firewalls And Switches HSRP and CARP

I currently have planned 2 x uplinks (HSRP Active/Standby) 2 x pfsense firewalls (Carp Enabled) 2 x layer2 switches Please criticize or offer help on the correct way to do this. I have a feeling im ...
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Nginx+Pfsense+IIS+NLB: upstream timed out (110: Connection timed out)

We have an Nginx Reverse Proxy (RP) bound to one IP, that load-balances/fails-over to two IPs that are located roughly 140ms away, by network time. Each of these upstream IPs are on different ISPs, ...
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pfSense: Captive Portal is extremely slow

I migrated my pfSense firewall (2.0.2) from an old computer to a more powerful server. I set up the newest pfSense version 2.1 and migrated via export and import my complete settings. Now I encounter ...
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PfSense IPSec VPN client

I am new in PfSense I have configured site to site VPN and it works fine, "Site A" ( PfSense) and "Site B" ( SonicWall) both can access each other LAN network. Now i have also configured IPSec Mobile ...
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pfSense OpenVPN Routing to Sever LAN

I'm trying to get my OpenVPN server to route traffic from clients to the server's LAN. My setup is as follows: pfSense box at 10.1.1.1 Other servers on the LAN at 10.1.10.0/24 (with DNS server at ...
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pfsense access openvpn client´s lan

I want to cover the following case: pfsense server´s LAN: 10.1.0.0/24 openvpn client network: 10.2.0.0/24 Local network of one openvpn client: 192.168.2.0/24 Working: Access the network ...
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Blocking HTTPS content with a Watchguard (Websense) vs. SQUID and SQUIDGuard using Transparent Proxy mode

I'm trying to compare these 2 solutions when it comes to content blocking : 1 - A pFSense appliance with SQUID and SQUIDGUARD packages configured 2 - A Watchguard FW that uses Websense So, in order ...
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pfsense reverse proxy + HTTPS/SSL interception

I have pfSense 2.1.5 and squid3-dev 3.3.10 configured as reverse proxy for internal http web server and server proxy (port 3128).It works. Activating HTTPS/SSL interception (Enable SSL filtering) on ...
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pfsense: break gmirror raid 1 before upgrading

I have a pfsense firewall in an appliance. The disk is using gmirror with RAID 1 setup. Before this, whenever I want to do OS upgrade, I will shut down the appliance, remove it from server rack, open ...
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site-to-site OpenVPN tunnel with PFSense + CARP enabled causes regular drops

I have two datacenters, and in each datacenter I have two pfSense 2.1.5 servers running in CARP failover mode. I've established a OpenVPN, shared-key tunnel between the two datacenters, pointing at ...
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pfSense and Windows Domain Controller - configuration?

I've got a small scaled business network separated into green, orange and red using pfSense as firewall & gateway. In the local network, there's a Windows server machine hosting a domain ...
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Windows 2008 / 2003 DC can not ping gateway or internet

Im doing some tests trying to setup a domain and i found a very weird behavior. Same thing on windows 2008 r2 and windows 2003 x64 r2. I am running on KVM over proxmox virtualized with virtio. After ...
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pfSense LAN network unable to communicate with remote network on OpenVPN TAP connection

I set up pfSense to connect to a remote network (192.168.122.0/24) that only accepts tap connections. The connection is being initiated successfully. pfSense (192.168.1.1/24) itself can connect to ...
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Shutdown Script using “plink” on Windows Server 2k8

I have a pfsense machine which I am trying to shutdown when the main server running Win2k8 is shutdown. I have created a batch file with this command: E:\plink\plink -ssh -P 22 -pw mypassword ...
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pfSense NAT routing using VLANs

We already have pfSense installed and it is working for our single IP address on 1.1.1.1. We also have a further 3 ip addresses (1.1.1.2, 1.1.1.3, 1.1.1.4) which are set up as VLANs on the WAN ...
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Pfsense PPTP VPN Error 806

I was previously using another firewall software and simply by port forwarding port 1723 from the ADSL interface to a Windows Server attached to the LAN, we were able to VPN in. Since switching to ...
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Force all traffic through VPN

I am using PfSense as a firewall, with its VPN functionality. The client I use is Shrew Soft VPN client. As it is a split tunnel, is there a way I can force all traffic through the VPN connection, ...
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How to import users (openvpn) into PFsense

I have a OpenVPN setup from an barebone server with ~60 users, and searching for a way to import those users with certificates into a new PFsense setup. They don't have passwords, because we use ldap ...
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pfSense cannot access some web sites

Been using pfSense as my office gateway for a week now. It's works great, but only one wierd thing. Somehow I cannot access some web sites. At first I though it's was a web site itself, so I connect ...