Installing PFSense on ASUS RT-N66U Router



  • Hey All

    I am currently running PFSense on a spare pc i had.  Runs perfectly but i think its a little over spec and a little chunky for my liking.

    So i was wondering could i install pfsense on to a asus RT-N66U router. If so how can i do it and has anyone done it lol.

    I would like to have 2 wan connections and 1 lan connection.

    Thanks in advance

    Mat



  • That Asus box probably runs on MIPS, which is not supported.



  • Per the other post, the RT-N66U is not an Intel processor and you won't run pfSense on it directly. I currently use a low power pfSense box with two ports and have my Asus RT-N66U connect to the LAN port as an access point… works great setup this way.



  • Ah fair enough.  I thought it was worth an ask.  Ill look at a watchguard unit instead.



  • use can use merlin wrt (moded asus) or ddwrt on that router; and it is probably a good idea to do so.

    pfsense needs x86

    using a rt68u with merlin wrt as my wifi AP with pfsense on an old core 2 as my dhcp/firewall



  • @messerchmidt:

    use can use merlin wrt (moded asus) or ddwrt on that router; and it is probably a good idea to do so.

    Good point… and another vote for Merlin. Been using it for a year or two now and it has always been rock solid.



  • I use a low power computer with a single interface for pfsense and an Asus N16 with DD-WRT as a VLAN Switch/AP



  • I run  the RT-N66U as my AP with merlin's tweaked firmware.


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