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  • hey everybody

    I want to try pfsense . but I didn't know ^^which version 2 download there is alot of stuff in the download page^^
    I have an old computer and I wanne 2 install pfsense just to try it
    I dont really remember the spasifecation but I think
    cpu: intel celeron 3/1
    ram/ 512

    if i need a higher computer !! can i try it on a vmware !!
    thanQ


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    And what on the download page confuses you? Did you read the versions page?

    http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=44

    I would assume you want to boot CD??  If so then download the liveCD/Install

    pfSense-LiveCD-2.0.2-RELEASE-i386.iso.gz

    If you sure your box is 64bit you could go with the amd64 vesion of that, but 386 will work on 64 hardware - just not the other way around.

    Now that is a compressed file .gz, so you will have to uncompress and then burn that ISO to media..  Any compression tool like 7zip, rar should be able to undo the .gz off the iso for you.



  • @elshentenawy:

    hey everybody

    I want to try pfsense . but I didn't know ^^which version 2 download there is alot of stuff in the download page^^
    I have an old computer and I wanne 2 install pfsense just to try it
    I dont really remember the spasifecation but I think
    cpu: intel celeron 3/1
    ram/ 512

    if i need a higher computer !! can i try it on a vmware !!
    thanQ

    And, yes, any Celeron with 512MB of RAM will run pfSense as a simple router.  It may not route a huge amount of data, but it should be able to saturate what is available at most homes and many businesses.  (Although, a first generation Slot 1 Celeron 266Mhz with no cache might be… slow, it should run and route a decent amount.)  Try it, see if it does what you need.

    I would imagine that you would want the i386 versions, btw (while there are some Celerons that support 64 bit instructions, a Celeron with 512MB of RAM would have no use for them even if it did.)

    Like johnpoz said, you probably want the the LiveCD iso, which will let you run it straight from the CD or install it to a hard drive.


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