pfsense

  1. J

    [WTB US-MD] Super Micro SuperServer 5018D-FN8T (or the like)

    I want to replace my Unifi Dream Machine Pro and go with a custom system / setup and I am ideally looking for something like the SuperMicro SuperServer 5018D-FN8T - primarily because it has at least one 10Gbit / SFP+ and a handful of 1Gbit ports and a beefy enough CPU for what it is supposed to...
  2. marcoi

    Home network redo of 2021

    I am in the process of upgrading my home network for this year. I am moving to 10GB and also want to redo the networking to make it more efficient etc. My house had some networking done prior to my purchase. I think its all cat 5e. It setup where ports are around the kitchen area, living room...
  3. B

    Small office network planning in WFH land

    Not quite sure if this is the right section to post this in - I failed to locate posting guidelines in the forum. Please redirect if I am off course here. We are a small media company adjusting to a primarily WFH reality and with the powers that be deciding to make this change permanent...
  4. L

    Virtualized pfSense OpenVPN performance tweaking

    Welcome to the $1,000,000 question topic :D My OpenVPN install residing on an ESXi 7 host (E5-2695v2, 4C allocated, 8GB RAM) is able to push barely 200Mbps through OpenVPN with Hardware-based VT and IOMMU enabled for the VM. Algorithm is currently AES-128-GCM. Two VMXNET3 NICs are configured...
  5. I

    Network setup and gear help

    Hi all! I'm looking to get rid of my current AIO and go with a more managed approach to the home network. Here is what I'm thinking of doing: I have three questions for the parts list: While the Intel I350T4V2 NIC looks great, is it overkill for what I'm wanting to do? I want to make sure...
  6. fossxplorer

    OPNsense stuck at boot in KVM

    Trying to install an OPNsense latest version guest in CentOS 8 and KVM for the first time on HP t730 and it get stuck at boot. Tried pfsense latest version, with the same result. However, it works booting the same image from USB. Any help appreciated :)
  7. D

    New Network and Server Stack

    Hey folks, I’ve been noticing that my UnRaid server is getting a tad long in the tooth in terms of speed of docker containers running and the VMs. Granted the server is running on an old FX-8320 and 16GB of DDR3 ram. So I think it’s time to upgrade but I don’t know which path to take...
  8. E

    Altice Fiber With Own (PFSense) Router (Idea)

    Hi All, Altice just rolled out fiber in my area (NJ) and I have been searching for a way around using their crap ONT/Gateway AIO. From what i've read, you need to keep the provided hardware and double NAT the network.. This isn't an optimum *pun intended* solution for me. So here is what I am...
  9. Kaishi

    booting pfsense on 5018A-FTN4 server?

    Introduction: I've got a SuperMicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4, which I bought specifically to use as a gateway for my network. I intended to use pfsense on it, and have been attempting to install pfsense2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 on a pair of SATA SSDs. Hardware in question: The system in question runs an...
  10. E

    Unifi AP Issue

    I have a unifi AP setup in standalone mode with a PFSense Router. I want to setup a VLAN Tagged Network with no wireless password (for a guest network). Issue is, it doesn't seem like I'm allowed to setup an open network? This is what i see: Anyone tried to do this before? seems like it...
  11. E

    Router Build Question

    Hi All, thanks in advance for any help. I am trying to setup a 10gbe PFSense server on some Supermicro hardware that I bought on eBay. I am trying to figure out if I have enough PCIe lanes for both the 10gbe NIC and a Samsung 970 evo in one of these enclosures. Any thoughts? Separately, does...
  12. S

    Atom C2758 on borrowed time?

    I have a Supermicro C2758 running PFSense as my main router, on gigabit fiber with an OpenVPN server. It's been freaking amazing since I deployed it and I just assumed I could keep it going forever. I was totally out of the loop on all the discussions of the Atom C2000 AVR54 bug that renders...
  13. A

    pfSense / 10Gbe Networking Help

    Hello, I've always ever had a single wireless router in my environment, but as I get into servers that start to serve larger amounts of data and have insecure Internet of Things devices in my network, I think it's time to get into VLAN capable switches and a pfSense firewall. I don't think I...
  14. S

    (Solved)Wake on lan unraid server

    I am currently using a unraid server with a pfsense VM to provide internet to my network following spaceinvaderone's pfsense tutorials ive managed to get everything working splendidly except for one last piece to my puzzle. I also have a pfsense bare metal install which have built the box for...
  15. A

    Syba sd-pex-24041

    Hey everyone, I have this dual gigabit adapter (3 of them actually) based on a realtek rtl 8111h with a price switch onboard. You can find this at SYBA Multimedia 2-Port Ethernet PCIe x1 Card - Newegg.com In short, I'd like to get this to work on pfsense and nothing I seem to do including...
  16. gb00s

    Newbie setting up VLAN in pfSense/OPNSense with Cisco SG200-26

    Hi Guys, I already said it here, but I'm relatively new to networking and I'm learning by doing. I read about VLAN's, trunks, layer 2 & layer 3 switches and I do kind of understand the basics. I want to work on a project and I'm kind of stuck by planning the configuration of the Cisco SG200-26...
  17. J

    Simple Home Network Advice

    Hey all, I am looking for some guidance on my home network rebuild. Here are some details: I have a 400/20 mbit cable connection to the house My house is a ~1600sqft (i think) ranch with drywall and unfinished full basement All rooms are wired with cat5/6 I use a WNDR3700 with openwrt on it...
  18. J

    Enterprise routers/firewall vs pfSense

    Hey Everyone, I'm hoping to gather some opinions / experience for or against replacing my Watchguard XTM5 running pfSense with a Juniper SRX345. I'm sure some of you are running a combo of these at home and work. What pain points would I have? Some considerations, - SRX345 has no active...
  19. Z

    Testing Router Performance?

    I recently installed pfSense on a dedicated box with an i7-6700 and an I350-T4. Web browsing from a connected client is surprisingly sluggish/unresponsive. My previous router -- a ubiquiti ER-X -- felt snappier. Can anyone recommend a good benchmark for comparing the performance of these two...
  20. K

    Supermicro SYS-5018A-LTN4 for last Pfsense ?

    I find this interesting old article : https://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-sys-5018a-ltn4-review-low-power-networking-appliance/ Really wonder if its still worthy in 2019 to grab Supermicro SYS-5018A-LTN4 for the last version of Pfsense ?