Greetings from a pfSense Virgin



  • Hi all. New guy here. Just wanting to introduce myself as I'm probably going to be asking a lot of questions. Home user that likes to tinker with all things computer/network/smart home etc.

    Bought myself a Dell R210ii (E3-1220 with 8GB RAM) last week and got pfSense installed lastnight which went pretty smoothly. I managed to get port forwarding setup for my IP cameras which was a bit of trial and error but it working now (had to enable NAT + PROXY) could access the cameras externally using my public IP but not while connected to the LAN/WiFi.

    So far it's setup with a very basic configuration but I'm liking what I'm seeing.

    Chris



  • Hi,

    you should switch from Port Forwarding to something more secure like OpenVPN. :-)

    -Rico



  • Hello welcome to netgate :) Can you elaborate what configuration you are using for port forwarding?



  • Firewall > NAT > port forward.

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    It also appears under the Firewall > Rules list, can someone tell me why as I dont recall adding or creating them here.

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  • @rico

    I have tried setting up Open VPN for an Android client but I cannot get to work. The VPN connects OK but no data passes through. I cannot connect to any device via local IP from my Google Pixel. I followed this tutorial:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6YbCQEiC3c