Windows server 2008 R2 and pfSense



  • Hello again pfSense forums!
    I've got an issue here. I just got done building my pfSense box (dual core and Athlon, 2 gigs of ram, and a 32gig SSD) and I would like to use the pfSense box only as a caching and firewall, but would like everything else to be controlled by my server (2 intel xeon processors, 16 gigs of ram an like 3 tb of hdd space), I took my server put of the equation and have the network currently set up like this;
    Modem–--pfSense box----AP1(access point 1)----AP2 and 3---- then PCs and mobile devices.
    Right now the pfSense box is controlling all of these things. Including what I want my server to do such as file services, DHCP,DNS,AD, etc. is there a way to allow the server running 2008 R2 to work in harmony with pfSense? Please help! I really need to get this up and runnin because I have 150+ devices depending on me.

    My APs are all routers converted into an AP.
    my server is currently unhooked but I am thinking it goes between the box and AP1?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I love how much faster my Internet is just by simply using pfSense.
    Thanks,
                Me



  • I have a setup which works for me and should work for you as well:

    Modem (Bridged) > pfSense > Switch

    Server and clients connected to same switch. I have got a single AP (Linksys WAP54 kind of) which is also connected to same switch. AP does not do any DHCP etc; let us say it is just doing ethernet to wi-fi conversion. DHCP and internal DNS are handled by server. pfSense takes care of rest i.e. firewalling, caching, etc.


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