• I just would like to ask if there's a way to install pfSense without ISP connected to it. I'll be migrating our firewall to pfSense and I need to configure pfSense first so that the downtime would be minimal before I could switch the cable.


  • Standard install on a bare machine doesn't require any connection to the internet or to an ISP.


  • Thanks. I'll install again. Probably got misunderstood something on my 1st installation


  • You cannot install packages from the internet without a connection there from WAN interface.
    Well, it's a long time ago since I checked that on 1.2.3 and maybe it has changed in the meantime with 2.0RCs.
    But who knows better than you, Wallabybob?


  • @jahonix:

    You cannot install packages from the internet without a connection there from WAN interface.

    True. But I don't recall any packages being required unless one or more packages is selected for installation.