Video: Configuring a Second WAN Gateway in pfSense

This video describes how to configure a second WAN gateway for a multi-WAN setup in pfSense. [Hint: It doesn’t take long.]

Video: Setting Up VLANs in pfSense

A single layer 2 network can be partitioned into two or more broadcast domains so we don't have to add switches every time we want to add another network. This video shows how to set up 802.1Q VLANs with pfSense. … [Continue reading]

Video: Demonstration of Squid Overriding Firewall Rules in pfSense

One phenomenon I initially didn't understand is the fact that once Squid is enabled in an interface, it overrides any firewall rules you might have for ports that are controlled by Squid (80 and, if you enable the SSL proxy, 443). This is important … [Continue reading]

Breaking News: pfSense 2.2.4 Released

pfSense 2.2.4 has been released, which incorporates multiple security and bug fixes. Some things you probably should know about this upgrade: You can upgrade from any previous version straight to 2.2.4. It is considered a low risk upgrade. It is … [Continue reading]

Video: Installing and Configuring Squid3 in pfSense

In this video, I demonstrate how to install and configure the Squid3 package in pfSense. Although the older version of Squid is generally considered more stable, Squid 3.0 incorporates a number of features not included in the older Squid, including … [Continue reading]

Video: Installing and Configuring the Squid Proxy in pfSense

In this video, I discuss what a proxy is, why you might want to use one, and how to install and configure the Squid package in pfSense. It's so easy that it takes only a few minutes to install and configure Squid. … [Continue reading]

Video: pfSense Rule Advanced Options

In this video, I use advanced firewall rule options to create a rule that only applies to Windows systems. … [Continue reading]

Video: Rule Scheduling with pfSense (part two)

This video provides more examples of using scheduling in pfSense. I alter one of the rules created in a previous video so it is only enforced during work hours, while still allowing access during the lunch hour. … [Continue reading]

Video: Rule Scheduling with pfSense

In the previous video, I covered how to block a website with pfSense. But we may not want to enforce rules at all times. No worries...pfSense makes it easy to use scheduling so rules are not always enforced, as demonstrated in the following video. … [Continue reading]

Video: Blocking Websites with pfSense

In this video, I cover how to block a website using pfSense rules two different ways: [1] using a single IP address; [2] using an alias to block multiple IP addresses. Once again, pfSense makes the whole process surprisingly easy. … [Continue reading]

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