WLAN / tunneling data traffic from clients till pfSense-box possible?



  • Hello

    I am contemplating about seeting up a pfSense firewall….  As I understand pfSense does support OpenVPN :-)

    Question:
    Does that mean, traffic of WLAN clients could be tunneled as well  (if an AccessPoint/AP) is available?

    Any feedback is appreciated very much!

    Thank you!

    John



  • Yes, just keep in mind that you'll need much higher specification hardware to tunnel all traffic.



  • @Cry:

    Yes, just keep in mind that you'll need much higher specification hardware to tunnel all traffic.

    Thank's a lot Cry Havok for the feedback! Does that mean pfSense is not the choice for such tasks?

    Thank you!

    John



  • No, it means that when you run a VPN (encrypted tunnel) you need higher specification hardware to handle the bandwidth - regardless of your choice of platform. A box that can handle 50 Mb/s of unencrypted traffic may have problems with 10 Mb/s of encrypted traffic. A lot will depend on what VPN technology you use, what level of encryption you decide upon etc.


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