Hello All, total NooB here and need help and guidance, so please be kind…
We have a server currently as our firewall (Lightspeed TTC 8) that is going away this summer here in the district.
I am trying to setup a new Firewall/FreeRADIUS server for us to use. I sometimes think I am getting somewhere only to be hit with proverbial Wall.
I have the server sitting next to me in my office hooked to the network. I have installed PFSense onto the hard drive and have been trying like hell to get the system to work with FreeRADIUS and our HP wireless I have in my office.
I do not know if the firewall is functional at all due to the fact the WAN and LAN ip's are both internal.
I guess I am scratching my head and wishing for a PFSense for Dummies book about now. I am usually pretty sharp on learning something new and getting it setup but this one has me stumped.
Some questions I have:
1. Can I setup the PFSense box like I have it (both nic's internal), or do I disable the WAN?
2. Are there some Video's/How To's out there somewhere that have been created that can show a step by step on setting this up from install, to firewall start to finish and then the FreeRADIUS setup.
3. I REALLY need to get this working and I am just about to start drinking before Noon.....Should I dump what I have and start from scratch? And if I do what is the proper way to setup the box here next to me so when I put it into service all I have to do is a few setup changes and it is working, (make sense?)
I really hope someone can help me out and give me shove, push or hit in the head in the right direction.
This looks to be a really great and powerful software, but my brain goes blank the minute I stare at the web console.
Thanks again for your patience in this matter and any help in the basics.
you should be able to set it up internally and have it function. I often build new PFsense boxes WAN interface to on my internal network, and then later they are put on the Internet WAN side. I just always make sure to pick a completely separate subnet for the PFSense Internal interface that what would be picked up via DHCP. Then just connect your PC to the PFsense LAN port.
PS I am pretty green to PFsense as well, but I have been using one for a couple years at home.