General WebGUI/Interface Set up.



  • So I been messing around with an old NIC that I picked up of eBay, it seems I got it to "work"  I think my main problem now is that I have no idea how to set up my interfaces or firewall or anything, I was suggested previously to set them up similarly to my 1st LAN interface but that didn't work well, I have a mess of things that probably got me all sorts of confused.

    But here is what I want to do, I have 1 WAN port on my MOBO, and 4 LAN ports on my PCI NIC, so basically I want WAN port work as such, and 4 LAN ports be essentially identical to each other as far as doing same thing (nothing fancy just work)

    I just don't understand how to set it up as a normal router/firewall.  That and because the NIC is so old I have to access WebGUI via WAN port by assigning it as a LAN (using mobo Ethernet port as a LAN port) making everything that much more confusing for me.

    So I am hopping that there is perhaps a thread that I missed that someone has a clear explanation of step by step on how to set it all up.

    Thanks.



  • @vishibalo:

    So I been messing around with an old NIC that I picked up of eBay, it seems I got it to "work"  I think my main problem now is that I have no idea how to set up my interfaces or firewall or anything, I was suggested previously to set them up similarly to my 1st LAN interface but that didn't work well, I have a mess of things that probably got me all sorts of confused.

    But here is what I want to do, I have 1 WAN port on my MOBO, and 4 LAN ports on my PCI NIC, so basically I want WAN port work as such, and 4 LAN ports be essentially identical to each other as far as doing same thing (nothing fancy just work)

    I just don't understand how to set it up as a normal router/firewall.  That and because the NIC is so old I have to access WebGUI via WAN port by assigning it as a LAN (using mobo Ethernet port as a LAN port) making everything that much more confusing for me.

    So I am hopping that there is perhaps a thread that I missed that someone has a clear explanation of step by step on how to set it all up.

    Thanks.

    I am not sure (and am afraid  :-[) I understand your question right. Did you do a google? As there are a 1001 tutorials on how to set up pfSense from scratch, and, if I may: most of them are not really more than a bunch of 'click here' screenshots of what the most excellent installer itself will show you once you run it. Did you try to run the installer? Where did it go wrong?