Extreme Noob Here, looking for some direction. (Firewall, squid, & things)



  • First of all, this will be my first piece of software that is non microsoft and placed within my enviroment.

    I have been reading the forums and user guides from youtube and google, but there is some things that a evading my brain.

    Current setup

    Modem (wan) (Goal is to eliminate this and just use pfsense and have it directly hook to the ONT (optical network terminal))
        /
    pfsense (lan)
        /
    Switch > (wireless Access Point) > Netbook, Alienware, iphone, ipod, hp tablet,
      /
    whs
    xeon
    tv
    ps3

    I have been doing a lot of reading, one of the things i was wanting to do was setup a squid.

    I set some firewall rules to block all "http/https" communication and have it redirected through the proxy server.

    After a few hours on trying to get it to work, I realized that I had to use the port "3128".

    Presto magic "we have internet"

    After some more reading, i discovered wpad.dat file, and i gather with this implemented there will be no need for manual settings.

    Last evening i used pfsense.org tutorials and used this as a reference for my network.
    I tested the script manually in the browswer and got it working.

    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/WPAD_Autoconfigure_for_Squid

    My first problem.

    1. How do upload or place this script in the proper directory / directories to get this working properly (for all devices that connect to the network)

    2. How do unblock certain sites.

    3. How do i allow all other traffic through such as my netflix.

    My final goal

    (wan)
      /
    pfsense

    /
    Switch  (lan)> (wireless Access Point) > Netbook, Alienware, iphone, ipod, hp tablet,
    (lan)
        / > Public Wireless access point (to be outside my lan but be able to monitor activities).
      whs
      xeon
        tv
      ps3

    I would appreciate some direction or help in the matter.


  • Netgate Administrator

    You should post questions regarding Squid in the packages subforum.

    In your existing setup what function does your 'modem' carry out?
    I would expect that this is actually a router and not a modem however if it actually is a modem you will not be able to remove it, pfSense has no support for modem hardware directly (other than 3g modems).

    What does your ONT provide/require?

    Steve



  • Currently:

    i have a ADSL, and have a speedstream 4200.

    Next week:

    I will have Fibre Op installed, dont' know the requirements yet but will be working on that process in the future.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Often there is a choice of ONT boxes available. Some use co-ax to connect to the ISP supplied router and some use ethrenet (RJ-45). I have never been through this process so I can only repeat what I've read but it appears that this choice is often down to the installer. You will need to get an ethernet connected box if you want to connect to it directly from pfSense. For example:

    http://www.dslreports.com/faq/14077

    Steve



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