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    Xtreme Cruncher
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    Pfsense "wiki"

    This is intended mainly for DF to tell us ( I cannot find it) how to setup a Pfsense box ( pictures of the box would be appreciated also ).

    Thanks


    EDIT:

    found some :

    found it!!

    ( contains some pr0ns):

    Few pics:

    http://imgur.com/IAZFN.jpg

    http://imgur.com/iWCpN.jpg

    http://imgur.com/2B1kt.jpg

    http://imgur.com/l76OD.jpg


    pfSense screenshots:


    http://imgur.com/t0E7F.png
    http://imgur.com/qUbaR.png
    http://imgur.com/tOUMI.png


    NIC : 8390MT?
    Last edited by Duh; 10-25-2012 at 10:23 AM.
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    pfSense is really easy to work with once you get the hang of it. I'm using it as well on an overclocked atom dual core.

    Make sure you've got a system with at least 2 NICs (most onboard Intel/Realtek NICs work, I am using old 3com 10/100 PCI NICs myself), download one of the isos from pfsense.org, burn it on a CD and boot from it. There's also a USB install somewhere, but I have no experience with it. After booting and installing pfsense, you can assign interfaces and IP addresses to your NICs.

    A simple pfsense box connects to a modem using DHCP (WAN side) and has a DHCP server on the LAN side. You can assign an IP to the LAN side and set up DHCP if you like. I am using 10.0.0.1 with bitcount 22 (subnet 255.255.252.0, supporting 1024 clients) since I also use my box for larger events, but for any home network bitcount /24 (255.255.255.0, 256 client IPs) will do just fine.

    Apply the changes, connect your own network to the LAN side, make sure you get a fresh IP on your computer and enter the LAN side IP in a browser to connect to the box. At this point, you should already be able to connect to the internet with pfsense as a router.


    EDIT: I took down my own box for a hard disk change yesterday, so I am going to reinstall the thing in the next couple of days. I'll get some images and post a little how-to when I'm done.
    Last edited by Martijn; 10-26-2012 at 06:32 AM.
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    Martijn pretty much described the process. One thing that needs to be done or you won't get a connection is to set up firewall rules to allow traffic to pass through! I thought I screwed something up and re-installed pfsense for no reason because of non-existent firewall rules

    I'm using this nic: Intel PWLA8390MT PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps It's out of stock on newegg but available on ebay for under $10(I bulk ordered and paid $8 each iirc)

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    Hi guys.
    I'd been slacking at mj12 doing 5tbs lol
    Which cheap /reliable 1u network card do you recommend (datacenter environment ).
    Those nics will be "abused" . anywhere I can buy them in bulk?
    "Study hard my young friend"[/B].
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