Official pfSense hardware customer photos / network pics porn!



  • Why not?




  • Ubiquity Cloud Key
    Raspberry PI with GPS & NTP
    pfSense SG-2440
    Ubiquity Edge Router Lite (backup)
    8 / 8 / 24 switches




  • device with sim holder connected back into the onboard slot with a Huawei ME909u-521 4G/3G radio, sma connectors on the back. Also a photo of a push button switch version.






  • 1 of many…..  ;D ;D ;D




  • Only one SG-4860-1U.




  • @tripplecrown: are those ultrashort patchcables working without too much issues ?

    (i've been taught never to have them shorter then 30cm (= +-11inches) to prevent reflections)



  • heper, I was taught the same, but they are working perfectly. Made them that length to be able to close the door and not have them push against the glass.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Those are only between the patch panel and switch though it looks like. The distance between the connection terminations is probably greater.

    Steve


  • Netgate

    I hate that that Netgear modem will just not fit in 5U. And 5U is way too tall to begin with.



  • Derelict, have you tried removing the bottom and placing the Netgear horizontal?  5U is way too much space to be giving up for a modem.  I'll try an experiment removing the bottom and putting it horizontal with a fan either under it or over it for heat removal, if needed.  Anyone else ever placed a Netgear modem horizontal?  Pictures?



  • I have done it. right now i have the base off and its got the ports facing down and its strapped to a ups.. no issues with overheating… I had it on a shelf temporarily. Mine is the CM1000



  • Netgear CM600
    SG-2440
    Dell Powerconnect 5324
    RPI3 Raspbx

    Recently swapped out my cable modem for a Netgear CM600 (so far my connection seems way better no more jitter or people complaining about voice calls being garbled/cutting out) Next week I'm getting an UPS and I plan to use what's left of that flex hose to tidy up the power cables.



  • SG-2220 used as Transparent Firewall.






  • SG-4860-1U & SG-2220




  • There's an SG-2440 buried in there!

    This is my boss's house.  Just finished the restoration of a 140 year old home.  Uplink coming on a pair of Ubiquiti PBE-500's - 1.25 mile haul to our office building's 1GbE connection.  Handing him a public /29, same as our tenants.

    Got 16 speakers in the house, 3 APs, Infinias access control, LG geothermal with VRF (ACSmart Stat), cameras, offsite company backup, and a handful of VMs on that HP.

    I built a smart mirror in his bathroom with a bunch of widgets on a monitor behind interrogation glass.  (I'll get some pictures if requested).

    Fun project!




  • My Home network distribution center at basement.
    SG-4860-1U






  • 2440 with power switch (stops customers just pulling the power) and external sim holder for sim card.

    P.S. if any one wants an external sim holder PM me. (you'll have to pay postage).  :)




  • @DanC:

    …I built a smart mirror in his bathroom with a bunch of widgets on a monitor behind interrogation glass.  (I'll get some pictures if requested)...

    Yes please..



  • I usually install APU boards, but in this instance, I knew there were going to be multiple WAN connections. This system is serving 31 rooms in a student accomodation building. Each room has an in-wall access point, with their own VLAN. Each VLAN has a slice of network bandwidth available.

    All of the Syslog data is sent to the bottom box in the rack, and is saved to the USB stick. I then have a server sat in AWS which connects on a nightly basis and downloads the logs from the USB drive.



  • @AR15USR:

    @DanC:

    …I built a smart mirror in his bathroom with a bunch of widgets on a monitor behind interrogation glass.  (I'll get some pictures if requested)...

    Yes please..

    I acquired a 30"x30" sheet of one-way interrogation glass from our company's glass supplier.  I bought a 27" asus monitor and ripped the front bezel off.  I applied a liberal amount of liquid nails between the bezel-less chassis and the screen to make sure it wasn't going anywhere.  I did this to get the screen as close to the glass as possible.

    I needed a way to mask ambient light from bleeding through the back of the glass, so I used 3M vinyl wrap that's use for car decaling.  I smoothed it across the glass, making sure to be careful of air bubbles.

    I measured the space where the monitor is planning to go in relation to the standoff locations, then mounted a small flat wall mount for the monitor.  I put the mirror on the mount and glass on the wall, then marked the wrap where the top of the monitor hit the glass.

    Using that as reference point, I traced the outline of the monitor on the vinyl, and then marked a second set of lines 1/2" inside of the first.  Using a straight edge and a razor blade, I gently cut the vinyl and peeled away the inside.

    After that, I just had to put the monitor back on the mount, and the glass back on the standoffs, and we're ready to roll.

    The video source is a Chromebit in kiosk mode.  It points to a local ubuntu wordpress VM.  I made a custom theme and added a bunch of generic widgets.

    I've made three of these mirrors now, the largest having a 43" 4k tv behind it.  If anyone has any interest in more details, feel free to PM me.  It was fun figuring out how to do this, and after three, I've got the process down.









  • Rebel Alliance

    On the smaller scale:

    SG-1000 portable solution, VPN via 4G, on battery - for the world of IoT



  • what sort of run time do you get on that battery?


  • Rebel Alliance

    Around 16 hours, depending on 4G network drain (tower distance, uploads).



  • @DanC:

    @AR15USR:

    @DanC:

    …I built a smart mirror in his bathroom with a bunch of widgets on a monitor behind interrogation glass.  (I'll get some pictures if requested)...

    Yes please..

    I acquired a 30"x30" sheet of one-way interrogation glass from our company's glass supplier.  I bought a 27" asus monitor and ripped the front bezel off.  I applied a liberal amount of liquid nails between the bezel-less chassis and the screen to make sure it wasn't going anywhere.  I did this to get the screen as close to the glass as possible.

    I needed a way to mask ambient light from bleeding through the back of the glass, so I used 3M vinyl wrap that's use for car decaling.  I smoothed it across the glass, making sure to be careful of air bubbles.

    I measured the space where the monitor is planning to go in relation to the standoff locations, then mounted a small flat wall mount for the monitor.  I put the mirror on the mount and glass on the wall, then marked the wrap where the top of the monitor hit the glass.

    Using that as reference point, I traced the outline of the monitor on the vinyl, and then marked a second set of lines 1/2" inside of the first.  Using a straight edge and a razor blade, I gently cut the vinyl and peeled away the inside.

    After that, I just had to put the monitor back on the mount, and the glass back on the standoffs, and we're ready to roll.

    The video source is a Chromebit in kiosk mode.  It points to a local ubuntu wordpress VM.  I made a custom theme and added a bunch of generic widgets.

    I've made three of these mirrors now, the largest having a 43" 4k tv behind it.  If anyone has any interest in more details, feel free to PM me.  It was fun figuring out how to do this, and after three, I've got the process down.

    That is really awesome!


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Have some cable management to work on… But my shiny new sg4860 is in operation.. Have not moved all my vlans off of opt1 to the other interfaces - project for xmas break.

    Its so nice to be on official hardware finally vs the VM.. I will miss the ability to take snapshot when playing with dev snapshots, etc.  But I will just play with dev stuff on the VM that will be downstream..

    Loving it...



  • Netgate

    Just backup the config. It's almost as fast to recover (discounting package reinstallation)

    My edge is a 4860 desktop. Workhorse.



  • @MontTech:

    1 of many…..  ;D ;D ;D

    How do you like that pfSense SG4860-1u? I am thinking of getting one for home..



  • Well, now that everyone's pictures but mine are deleted I win by default?


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    hehehe... Good one @ikkuranus but I think they are working on bringing the pics back... I sure hope so many threads don't make a lot of sense without the pics.



  • don't need no stinkin alt text

    I made a few changes from my setup last year.
    I upgraded to a deeper rack with a few more rack units of space to accommodate a Dell Powerconnect 5524p and to hold my HPE Microserver g10 NAS. The primary goals for this upgrade were for 802.3af and 10gbe to several devices. ( I have a second switch that can be stacked with the first for an additional 2x sfp+ ports)
    I'm still using the Netgear CM600, Netgate 2440, and Rpi3 model B but the pi will be repurposed shortly after I virtualize FreePBX.