First Post - starting pfSense Next Week :)
iamwardicus last edited by
Well I've finally gotten tired of my wireless router being a PoS (hasn't been right since a power outage) so I'm going to redo the home network a bit.
Found a Jetway 2930 4 port LAN based build on ebay for a little over 300, includes 8gb ram and a 60gb SSD drive - I couldn't build it for that myself so I decided to snag it.
Also ordered a Dell 2816 switch from ebay so I have a little extra connectivity for wired devices.
Overall the network will be my cable modem bridged into the pfsense box. from there one port for the main office Dell switch, and a second port running to my living room switch (just a basic dumb switch - and my wireless rout…. umm, access point)
Device wise it'll be a gaming console, audio receiver, television, 2 computers, 2 laptops, 2 cell phones, 2 tablets, and then any additional devices when friends/family come to visit.
I plan on running pfSense with snort and squid after I get an initial setup and test done. I'm sure I'll be back around the forums to read up on configuration. I haven't touched networking in over 13 years so this is going to be fun.
If anyone has any up front advice it's greatly appreciated!
I look forward to my time spent here :)
heper last edited by
with modern websites (social media/youtube/…), squid has a hitrate of less in 5% in many cases. If you don't need to save bandwidth: don't bother
i'm sure some will disagree with me.
KOM last edited by
Squid won't even save you much bandwidth. These days it's best used as the foundation for squidGuard if you need to do URL filtering.
maverick_slo last edited by
I only use it to cache AV updatest and install files (MSI)…
GomezAddams last edited by
I'd put ESX on the hardware (ESX should support the Intel NICs in the Jetway) and run pfsense as a virtual. Dump squid unless you want it as part of a URL filtering solution - and if you that that, run it on a separate virtual machine.
This still leaves you some capacity for other fun things like an asterisk pbx.