pfsense

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    Help a Newb - pfSense Mini PC Decision Paralysis

    I currently run pfSense on a SuperMicro microATX board with intel i3-6100, 16GB ECC RAM, and a quad Intel 1GB NIC in a small Fractal Design Core 1100 mini tower case. It is rock solid and zero complaints other than the space it takes up. Given the plethora of mini PCs out there that could...
  2. J

    Fios ipv6 on pfsense + layer 3 switch

    I am looking for guidance on how to setup a dual stack system in my homelab using Verizons fios ipv6 on pfsense. My setup looks like this now: 1. Pfsense is doing firewall duties only. Routing is offloaded to a brocade layer 3 switch connected via a transit network on the OPT1 interface. 2. I...
  3. Z

    [FS] CWWK V5 Model B Celeron N5105 4x2.5G Intel i226-V NIC, 16GB RAM, $200

    After watching/reading the reviews on STH for this little unit I decided to get one for myself and try out Proxmox and VMs with PfSense with the intention on going with a multi gig connection. It handles my gigabit connection without any issues and I ended not going multi gig since I don't have...
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    Networking Advice, Hardware & Software.

    I'm in a bit of a crisis, Wanting to setup a home network with two WAN inputs, Starlink & the current ISP. I'm not sure what hardware is needed for such a setup to allow Loadbalancing / Failover. I would love to run pfsense or openwrt as well if possible. I plan on setting up Pi-hole, Unbound &...
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    pfSense DNS resolver error?

    I'm new to setting up a pfSense router and am having some odd cases where some URL's are not working. I do have pfBlockerNG setup, but I've tried disabling the firewall/removing rules and none of those helped. So my guess is that it's not the firewall, but some sort of DNS resolver issue. My...
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    WAN Connection to Dell 7048P for pfSense Migration on Proxmox

    Good day all, I'm in the process of converting from ESXI to Proxmox. I have pfSense virtualized and working on Proxmox with 2 bonded networks, one for WAN and one for LAN where the WAN is directly connected from the Proxmox host to the Modem. The next step is to configure Proxmox HA for the...
  7. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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 -...
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    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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  20. 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 -...