How to integrate pfSense



  • I have your typically home network.  Now I wish to integrate pfSense.  I have installed/configured a machine with pfSense/Squid3/Squidguard.

    What I wish to do is to test the pfSense (to install it later at a school).

    I want to be able to pull up a browser on my computer, Google "porn" and be blocked.

    If I attach the pfSense to my network, by plugging in 2 Ethernet cables, I lose all Internet activity… I can still log into the pfSense.

    To attach the pfSense I simply utilized a 5 port switch and took the Ethernet cable from my computer and plugged it into the switch.  I then ran a cable from the switch to my computer and two into the pfSense.

    Thoughts?



  • @sheldon@vslconsulting.com:

    ….. I then ran a cable from the switch to my computer and two into the pfSense.

    The typical setup is: your pfSEnse device is acting as a router. (because it is, among others, a router).

    So, hook your PC's to a switch.
    The same switch to pfSense (the NIC you (and pfSense) labeled LAN) - ONE cable of course.
    The other NIC (that is labeled WAN) to your box that handles your 'Internet' connection - this could be another "Router", fibre-box, ADSL, whatever ..)

    Minimal basic setup requires that your 'set up' the WAN connection settings.

    And then …. it works.



  • It seems like you are plugging in both of the ports on your pfsense router to the same switch?


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