USB ports?



  • I've just decided to upgrade from my very old PC chassis to the SG-4860 pfSense box - it's arriving Monday.  The SG4860 has a couple of USB ports - I'm wondering what these would be useful for on a firewall?  I'm just curious about them, does anyone use these?



  • I've just decided to upgrade from my very old PC chassis to the SG-4860 pfSense box - it's arriving Monday

    Congratulation.

    The SG4860 has a couple of USB ports -

    Yes and this might be a good choice as I see it right.

    I'm wondering what these would be useful for on a firewall?

    Be patient and be sure this might be a good choice.

    I'm just curious about them, does anyone use these?

    And I am pretty sure that we use them all more or less.

    • USB > Serial console
    • USB pen drive re-installation or update/upgrade
    • USB stick 3G/UMTS/HSPA/LTE modem for mobile or as a fall back case
    • USB stick for logging and storing logfiles
    • USB WLAN accessories usage
    • USB GPS devices
    • USB to LAN devices adapter
    • USB temperature logger
    • USB KVM switches

    So you will see there are many cases a USB port should be fine to own.



  • Thanks for the reply - that sort of confirms what I'd suspected.


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