pfSense Multi-WAN Configuration: Part Three

pfSense multi-WAN

Some multi-WAN configurations require special workarounds because of limitations in pfSense. This article covers those special cases. Because of the way pfSense distributes traffic over multiple Internet connections using the same gateway IP, you … [Continue reading]

pfSense Multi-WAN Configuration: Part Two

In the first article, we covered some basic considerations with a multi-WAN setup. in this article, we will cover multi-WAN configuration. First, the WAN interfaces need to be configured. You should set up the primary WAN the same way you would in … [Continue reading]

pfSense Multi-WAN Configuration: Part One

pfSense incorporates the ability to set up multiple WAN interfaces (multi-WAN), which allows you to utilize multiple WAN connections. This in turn enables you to achieve higher uptime and greater throughput capacity (for example, if the user has one … [Continue reading]

Configuring Dynamic DNS in pfSense

pfSense DDNS

Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is a method of automatically updating a name server in the Domain Name System (DNS), often in real time, with the active DNS configuration of its configured hostnames and/or addresses. The term is used to describe two separate … [Continue reading]

Video: Configuring Dynamic DNS with pfSense

You may want to set up a domain name for your home or SOHO WAN IP. This video demonstrates how to do this. In this video I cover: What DDNS is, why you might want to use it, and different methods of implementing DDNS Configuring Duck DNS on the … [Continue reading]

IPsec VPN Configuration in pfSense: Part One

IPsec VPN

In the previous article, we covered how to set up a PPTP VPN connection in pfSense, and how to connect to it in Mint Linux. Since PPTP relies on MS-CHAPv2, which has been compromised, we probably want to use another method if security is paramount. … [Continue reading]

PPTP VPN Configuration in pfSense

PPTP VPN

A virtual private network is a means of extending a private network across a public network. The public network is most commonly the Internet, although not always. It enables a computer or network-enabled device to send and receive data across shared … [Continue reading]

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. … [Continue reading]

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.] … [Continue reading]

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]

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