How to Install and Configure pfSense 2.1.5 (Firewall/Router) for Your Home/Office Network

26. Open the given link using http protocol and enter the usernamd as ‘admin‘ and password ‘pfsense‘.

Access pfSense Web
Access pfSense Web

27. Once you logged in, a setup wizard window appears that will guide you through the initial configuration of pfSense.

pfSense Setup Wizard
pfSense Setup Wizard
pfSense Subscription
pfSense Subscription

28. On the next screen, enter the hostname, and domain for pfsense, by following provide a Primary DNS server and secondary DNS and click Next.

Fill General Information
Fill General Information

29. Choose the timezone and click next.

Select Timezone
Select Timezone
Configuring WAN

30. On this screen, configure WAN interface, if you have a PPOE connection or if you need to use this pfsense machine as a router, you need to choose PPOE from the drop menu or else simply select ‘static‘ and set the static IP address, gateway and click ‘Next‘ to continue…

Configure WAN Interface
Configure WAN Interface
Configuring LAN

31. We’ve already configured LAN network in terminal mode, just move forward by choosing NEXT.

Configure LAN Interface
Configure LAN Interface

32. Next, change the admin password, which is used to access the WebGUI and SSH.

Set pfSense Password
Set pfSense Password

33. After setting admin password, click on reload to make changes.

Reload pfSense Changes
Reload pfSense Changes
Reload in Progress
Reload in Progress
pfSense Configured
pfSense Configured

34. Click on the link, will take you to pfsense webconfigurator GUI Dashboard as shown in below picture.

pfSense WebGUI
pfSense WebGUI

Conclusion

pfsense can be used as router or firewall with many advanced features such as traffic shapper, Load Balancer and much more. It can be used in small scale to large scale environment. Hope this setup help you to build your own router and firewall for your environment. Give your valuable feedback in comment section for future help regarding this topic.

pfSense Documentation

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29 thoughts on “How to Install and Configure pfSense 2.1.5 (Firewall/Router) for Your Home/Office Network”

    • I agree. I am a little confused by this as well. Shouldn’t you change you lan ip scheme to 192.128.1.x? I ask because I really think this is a good article and I am about to set this up in my lab, only it is being install on a Check Point UTM, and through console port. Thanks again!

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  1. I have a typo:

    pfsense1(LAN: 192.168.1.3 WAN:221.132.18.251) and pfsense2 (LAN: 192.168.1.2 WAN: 221.132.18.253). I’m config sync with LAN ok but with wan can’t sync, please help me. Thank.

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