Hardware Questions.



  • The way my setup at this moment is.

    Modem -> router -> switch1 / switch2 -> computers/nas etc

    i want to replace my router for a http://store.pfsense.org/SG2440/
    as this has ofcouse the Wan for my modem cable and a lan +opt1 and opt2.
    i can use lan for switch1 can i use opt1 and/or opt2 for the other switch? seeing both cables go in a different direction.

    a other question unrelated to the connection one.
    can i run /install a program like Deluge on these pfsense box? the SG-2440. is that possible?
    i know its runs freeBSDwith pfsense installed so you can also install freebsd programs?

    also thinking to install maybe snort/suricata and squidguard on it but not sure if it all can handle that nicely.



  • @musicwizard:

    Modem -> router -> switch1 / switch2 -> computers/nas etc

    i can use lan for switch1 can i use opt1 and/or opt2 for the other switch? seeing both cables go in a different direction.

    Are switch1 and switch2 currently on separate networks?  Doesn't sound like it, so you are better off using pfSense LAN to one switch and then cascade the other switch from there.  Or get a small switch, say 5-port 1 GB unit: pfSense LAN -> 5-port -> cascade to other switches.

    LAN and OPT1 are treated differently in pfSense, and cannot be on the same subnets.

    Your firewall is not the right place for a bittorrent client (or fileserver, printserver, etc.),  sorry.



  • @charliem:

    @musicwizard:

    Modem -> router -> switch1 / switch2 -> computers/nas etc

    i can use lan for switch1 can i use opt1 and/or opt2 for the other switch? seeing both cables go in a different direction.

    Are switch1 and switch2 currently on separate networks?  Doesn't sound like it, so you are better off using pfSense LAN to one switch and then cascade the other switch from there.  Or get a small switch, say 5-port 1 GB unit: pfSense LAN -> 5-port -> cascade to other switches.

    LAN and OPT1 are treated differently in pfSense, and cannot be on the same subnets.

    Your firewall is not the right place for a bittorrent client (or fileserver, printserver, etc.),  sorry.

    they are still on the same network yet.
    Currently i use the lan ports on the current router.  both cables go into a different direction.  If i only want to use 1 lan port i have to add a switch. like modem -> pfsensebox -> main switch -> switch1/switch2

    it's impossible to put it all on 1 switch because of the locations of the computers. the modem/router is in the middle of the house. and goes both sides. so adding another switch is another "thing" what can break. so if it's possible to use the cables to the switch1 and 2 from the pfsensebox it self it helps a lot.

    Also the main thing is we wnat to have a LESS clutter as possible and adding another switch is just another thing we need to add etc.

    well i wont be storing the data it self on the BOX. that will be send to a NAS Which isnt really capable of installing the client nicely because of it's limited OS and the clients that are available does not do what i need it to do. Only like/want to run the client on there. That saves a lot of trouble/space if i have to setup a separate system for that.