Gigabit USB or PCMCIA NICs which work with pfSense
Can anyone recommend a Gigabit USB or PCMCIA NIC that works with pfSense?
I take it that you using a laptop with one nic , PCMIA+ dual Ethernet nic do exist but finding one that works with Freebsd 10.3 is what you need to search for look for supported hardware its a long list FreeBSD 10.3 supported hardware
You could still pull this off with just a single nic given that the network your hosting isn't pushing a ton of traffic you would need a managed level2 switch though. [ Internet > managed switch > pfsense/router> Lan ] and route all the traffic through the single nic would work for all outbound / inbound .
If your lan clients are all static you could probably get away with offloading some of the tasking through the switch it would keep the CPU utilization from being overtasked.
I understand that it is possible to use just one NIC and a smart switch and I do have a TP-Link TL-SG2008, but have never set up a VLAN, although I guess that it something I should learn to do.
I have pfSense set up as a DHCP server and most clients are set up for dynamic IP. My first hurdle is accessing the switch which is on a different subnet. Should I enable DHCP on the switch?