Video: pfSense Boot Camp, Part 1

In the first of a 12-part series, I cover:

  • Deployment scenarios
  • Hardware requirements
  • Installation and configuration at the console

pfSense 2.3.3 Released

pfSense 2.3.3, which incorporates several stability and bug fixes, as well as fixes for a handful of security issues, and some new features, has been released. Among the new features are: Several new packages:  tinc, cellular, LCDproc, TFTP … [Continue reading]

pfSense 2.3.2 is Available

pfSense 2.3.2, with 60 bug fixes, has been released. You can read more about this latest release at the official pfSense blog. I will update the download links ASAP. … [Continue reading]

pfSense 2.3.1 Update 5 Available

pfSense 2.3.1 update 5 is now available. This version incorporates 2 security fixes and 7 bug fixes. Timeline for recent pfSense updates: 4-12-2016: pfSense 2.3 released. This incorporated several changes, including a new user interface, the … [Continue reading]

Breaking News: pfSense 2.2.6 Available

You may have seen this already, but pfSense 2.2.6 is now available, with a few bug fixes and upgrades. For those already running any 2.2.x version, this is a low risk upgrade, but those on 2.1.x and earlier may have issues. I upgraded from 2.2.5 to … [Continue reading]

Breaking News: pfSense 2.2.5 Now Available

pfSense 2.2.5 is now available, with a number of bug fixes and some security updates. It is considered a low risk upgrade for those running 2.2.x. For those running 2.1.x and older versions, there are a number of significant changes which may impact … [Continue reading]

Traffic Shaping in pfSense: Part Seven

pfSense traffic shaping

After using the shaper wizard, you might find that the rules it generates do not fit your requirements. Fortunately, once the basic rules have been created by the wizard, it should be relatively easy to edit or copy those rules and create custom ones … [Continue reading]

Traffic Shaping in pfSense: Part Six

Traffic shaping in pfSense

Traffic Shaping in pfSense: Raising and Lowering Protocols The last configuration screen of the pfSense traffic shaper wizard lists many other commonly available applications and protocols. How you chose to handle these protocols are handled will … [Continue reading]

pfSense Setup HQ Mailing List Launched

In the first two days since I launched the official pfSense mailing list, several readers have already signed up. If you sign up for our mailing list, I'll send you a brief pfSense resource guide that contains all the essentials on how to get up and … [Continue reading]

Traffic Shaping in pfSense: Part Five

Traffic shaping in pfSense

The next screen, “Peer-to-Peer Networking”, will let you set controls over many peer-to-peer (P2P) networking protocols. By design, P2P protocols will utilize all available bandwidth unless limits are put in place. If you expect P2P traffic on your … [Continue reading]

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