Video: Upgrading a pfSense Firewall

This week, I upgraded my pfSense firewall from version 2.2.3 to 2.2.4. This video documents the process. If you’re running an old version of pfSense and want to bring it up-to-date, all that is required is a few mouse clicks and some time.

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.

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 to understand if you already have firewall rules in place. This video demonstrates this in practice.

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 the ability to act as a proxy for SSL traffic. See the release notes for more information. As demonstrated in this video, installation and configuration of Squid3 is almost as easy as it is for the original Squid.

Video: pfSense Rule Advanced Options

In this video, I use advanced firewall rule options to create a rule that only applies to Windows systems.

Video: pfSense VPN Part Three (OpenVPN Pt. 1)

This is the third in my series of videos on VPNs; this video covers OpenVPN and will be continued in the next video:

Video: pfSense VPN, Part Two (L2TP)

I posted another video today. This one covers the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). I probably should make another video covering RADIUS server configuration. Anyway, here it is:

Video: Configuring DHCP Settings in pfSense 2.0

I just completed another video. This one covers configuring DHCP settings, including setting up DHCP static mappings in order to prevent unknown clients from accessing the DHCP server. Don’t forget to press “Save” and “Apply changes” after finishing configuration.

Video: Setting up a DMZ in pfSense 2.0

I made another video today. This one covers configuring optional interfaces; in particular, it shows how to set up a demilitarized zone (DMZ).

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