pfsense

  1. T

    Build/MiniPC/Server for pfsense build capable of SFP+ 2.5Gbps for google fiber

    I am currently very happy with my N6005 topton box, but google fiber is offering 2gb and potentially going to 5gb in my area soon. I heard that people have used the Unifi UDM Pro with SFP+ input to directly receive the optical signal from Google fiber, but I'm not interested in the UDM Pro and...
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    Watchguard XTM - Still worth hardware upgrade for running pf/opnSense?

    First post here. Was over on reddit but finally decided that I was crazy not to join STH. I have an XTM 520 laying around from back when I first put my lab together. At the time, used it with watchguard firmware and it was...fine. I have since moved on to other hardware, but starting think...
  3. L

    New HomeLab server

    Hello, I have a Microserver Gen8 - it's runing ESXI with Pfsense, Home assistant, OMV6 and RHEL9 for containers E3-1230 v2 16 RAM ECC (it's the maximum) 4x4TB WD RED NAS I'm running everything in one and only server, if something goes wrong, well no internet, nothing. I wanted to buy a 2nd...
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    How likely are Aliexpress Protectli-alternatives Coreboot-compatible?

    How likely are Aliexpress Protectli-alternatives Coreboot-compatible? From a little research, I'm probably going to with a typical J4125 since it seems like a sweet spot for pfSense usage as a good power/performance. I looked at the N5100 which seems capable of lower power and higher power, the...
  5. A

    Mirroring boot drives in J4125 firewall box

    I'm looking to use one of these for pfsense. It has one msata port and one regular sata port. It only has one power port for sata (not a standard one - it comes with a cable to adapt to the drive). - For dual boot drive do the SSD's need to be identical, or can I use 2 similarly specced ones...
  6. O

    Supermicro X11SSH-LN4F can't enter BIOS, only boots to EFI Shell

    Hey! I wanted to migrate my pfsense Box to OPNSense this weekend and so far it's gone horribly wrong and the anxiety slowly starts to hit. The system was running perfectly fine for 3-4 years with pfsense, and now I plugged in the OPNSense installer USB, wanted to reboot and it booted to EFI...
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    [FS] Supermicro E300-9D + Rack Kit

    Hi all, I have a Supermicro E300-4CN8TF that needs a new home. It's been rocking ESXi 6.7 (But is capable of 7.0) and doing stellar service for the last few months. But I don't need two of these. So give it a new home - Run PFSense, OPNSense, VMs, Dockers etc. It's got SFP+ / 10Gbe / 4xGbE -...
  8. J

    Need Help Troubleshooting Aliexpress Mini PC (Topton J4125). Can't seem to boot from usb. Very lost.

    Hi everyone. Not sure if this is the right forum. I took the plunge on buying a mini pc off of Aliexpress after watching this video. The mini pc in question that I purchased is this model (looks like they dont offer the J4125 anymore) with no ram/ssd. I started out by following the official...
  9. bryan_v

    [SOLD][CAN/US]3x APU4D2 pfsense router appliances

    UPDATE: ALL SOLD Selling my fully assembled 3x APU4D2 pfsense/router appliances from PCEngines, originally supposed to be part of an office deployment that never happened. Top line specs are: 1 GHz quad core AMD GX-412TC CPU 4x Gigabit Ethernet i211AT LAN 2 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM 16GB mSATA SSD...
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    Looking for working combination of pfsense + 10Gb NIC + 2.5GbE SFP+

    I am looking for a NIC for my new Dell server. I currently have a 2Gb fiber connection delivered on a 2.5GbE link, but in the mid-future will be getting a 10 gig connection and would like to keep my options open with the NIC. Planning to run pfSense over Proxmox. For pfsense's sake, I was...
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    Basic help / step by step to convert home network to L3 / vlan routing

    I hope I'm phrasing the question right. I've got a configuration in place right now, and I want to reconfigure, but the terms and concepts are confusing me a bit. I only sort of understand the concept and I'm trying to learn this stuff and apply it to my setup. At the moment, my inter-VLAN...
  12. J

    pfSense replacing a Cisco Router - not acting as expected

    Hey all. So I have just replaced my old Cisco 2921 with a little pfSense build on a desktop box with an added 4 port NIC card. All just GB connections, so nothing fancy there. I thought it would just be a case of remove and replace. That didn't seem to work though. Firstly, my entire network...
  13. T

    pfSense VMXNET3 bad performance

    I'm having a problem where pfSense on ESXi 7u2 can't push more than half a gigabit through using VMXNET3 adapters inside pfSense with 4 vCPUs, but I can't get gigabit speeds. Only half. I tried disabling Kernel PTI mitigations, disabling network card offloading, raising the queues on the...
  14. maxermaxer

    Is this setup for Pfsense as a router for 1000Mbps WAN?

    I happened to have a chance to buy this fanless router but I am not sure how good it is to use it for Pfsense for a 1000Mbps WAN internet. Can someone shed some light? Thank you! Gargoyle x86 3215U - Intel Celeron 3215U - ADATA AM1L16BC2P1-B1FS 2GB DDR3L-1600MHz SO-DIMM - BIWIN M6225 8GB SSD -...
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    SOLD - [US-PA] OPNsense DEC3840 Firewall

    Edit: This has been sold Selling this DEC3840 that has been upgraded. Shipping via FedEx is included to CONUS from 15272. Only accepting Paypal invoice. DEC3840 Board: Netboard A20 CPU: AMD Embedded EPYC 3101 (Quad Core 2.1Ghz max turbo frequency 2.9Ghz. – 35W – No GPU) RAM: 64GB (2 x SK...
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    Easiest Method for Layer 3 routing with SONiC, PFSense, and multiple WANs

    After getting through this headache, I'm about to redo my entire home network with my new Celestica DX010 100g running SONiC. My current setup involves putting all the vlans on my pfsense router and letting it do all the intervlan routing. As my network is going to be 100 gigabit capable, layer...
  17. Bradford

    Upgrade from ER-X for home gigabit

    I'm having to use my current home ER-X for a colocation project. Since ER-X seem unavailable at MSRP right now, and since I'm moving to a location with gigabit internet, I want to consider upgrading. I have the following needs: Gigabit throughout Wireguard support OpenVPN support Low power...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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    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...