Taking it to the Next level
hey all, new here just crawled out of a long couple days of binge googling fueled by the need to track my bandwidth usage because of Comcast's 300GB limit.
i'm very attracted at what pfSense can do and would like to be able monitor my bandwidth by device to see if there are any rogues.
i'll be picking up a Firebox x750e this evening and will be looking into using that. i still have a few questions.
1: is there an official HowTo to install on the Firebox? (all i've found are personal blogs and youtube videos)
2: is 4GB the biggest card i can use? Do i even need one? cant seem to find someone using anything bigger, i plan to do some logging so looking to pull an old IDE 2.5 drive and slave it so would the factory 32MB card be sufficient?
3: any other recommendations on bandwidth monitoring plugins?
4: i'm getting the firebox for around $75 USD, would you recommend something better or will it be sufficient?
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Hi and welcome!
lots here. Especially page 95 and a particular bios download. :)
thanks i'll check out those links
success.. so got it flashed and running on the firebox.
used the following to help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu1s0nnGgLI <- used for an overall guide
https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_on_Watchguard_Firebox <- granular detail
https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Boot_Troubleshooting#Booting_with_an_alternate_console <- to fix the DMA boot problem
so now i'm working on configuring the box.. trying to connecting to both existing and firebox at the same time.
used wifi (existing) lan firebox but didnt route existing network
used wan to (existing) LAN from firebox to laptop nothing
used LAN to existing network and laptop on existing it works for a little while then i believe i existing RV042 shuts down internet traffic
any idea to get both working at the same time?
figured it out.. set a static ip on the lan with the gateway the same as the LAN interface and connect wifi to existing network…