Interested in pfsense



  • Hey All,

    I been interested in pfsense for a while and just hadn't pull the trigger yet. I like to secure my home network more and been wanting to purchase at least a SG-2440 since my connection currently is 300/50 and upgrading to 1Gbps since AT&T already laid down fiber in my area. I just been wondering is SG-2220 be enough for my home use. I have about 20 devices on the network most of the time if the family is home. I currently run on a Asus RT-AC5300 as the wireless router and Asus RT-AC2400 as a media bridge. Assuming, if I get the SG-2220 could I chain a printer off it? I have heard it not possible since I chain it off the asus router so that the printer can be wifi capable, but I guess I can move the printer to the media bridge in the living room.

    Current setup:

    Modem –> Asus RT-AC5300--> Printer

    Media bridge Asus RT-AC2400

    Thanks a head of time for response.

    U3


  • Netgate Administrator

    Hi U3,

    How are you connecting the printer? If it's connected via USB directly to the Asus then pfSense cannot replicate that. There is no print/file server functionality included as it's intended as a dedicated firewall/router.

    The SG-2220 or SG-2440 will be sufficient for your 300/50 connection but you should consider the SG-4860 if you're likely to be getting a 1Gbps connection any time soon.

    Steve



  • Hey Stephen,

    I appreciate the response. No, I connect the printer via RJ45. Will SG-2220 still be sufficient if I run these snort+squid+lightsquid+squidguard+darkstat+PFBLOCKER+ maybe country block or should SG-2440 be better because of more RAM and drive space?

    Thanks,

    U3



  • I have decided to go with SG-4860 per what Stephen has suggested. Hopefully once it come I may have a few question but I am sure you guys will help me out lol. Hopefully, buying pfsense equipment will help the community out.

    Thanks,

    U3


  • Netgate Administrator

    @u3c307:

    Hopefully, buying pfsense equipment will help the community out.

    Pays the developers to keep developing. And keeps me off the streets.  :D

    Thanks!

    Steve



  • sounds like a win win  ;D


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