Pfsence build questions



  • Hi, i am going to buy some parts and a server case for my build. I have never built a computer and don't know where to start. I have picked a 7th gen i3 and a cheap motherboard that has expansion bays. What network card or something do. I need to get wifi up and running? Also i am buying a Cisco switch next week. so only need a card with 2 Ethernet ports for a switchs and one for wan. Also my isp doesn't allow 3rd party modems. I have to use theirs. What do i do their? I was also going to use a 128gb ssd for boot. Also was going to buy a 2u case and have everything low voltage. Anything else, i really have no idea about can someone help me.



  • @TalkativeTech:

    Hi, i am going to buy some parts and a server case for my build. I have never built a computer and don't know where to start.

    Google is your friend.

    @TalkativeTech:

    I have picked a 7th gen i3 and a cheap motherboard that has expansion bays.

    As long as it serves your connection speed that should be fine.

    @TalkativeTech:

    What network card or something do. I need to get wifi up and running?

    Is this one question or two? Intel NIC's are generally recommended and well supported. If yoou need wifi get a seperate access point, wireless support in FreeBSD is abysmal.

    @TalkativeTech:

    Also my isp doesn't allow 3rd party modems. I have to use theirs. What do i do their?

    If you have access to the management interface set it to bridge mode. If not contact your ISP and see if they will set it to bridge mode.

    @TalkativeTech:

    I was also going to use a 128gb ssd for boot.

    Overkill but it will work.

    @TalkativeTech:

    Also was going to buy a 2u case and have everything low voltage.

    Not sure what 2U has to do with low voltage but if a 2U case works for your intended needs then get it.