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.

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29 Responses

  1. Xander says:

    Hello i’m a bit of a noob in this do you need to use the ip of the place you are at or use the ones in the tutorial?

  2. shaikh Muzammil says:

    Dear Sir,

    My company need pfsense firewall install on my server..

  3. Ephrem Assefa says:

    After this what shall we do to make bridge mode.

  4. Amar Bhati says:

    Yes it is very helpful but a little bit of confusion when assigning IP address wan and LAN in pfsense.

  5. Khurram Raja says:

    How can you put Lan and Wan on same subnet? Lan and wan ip are the network Why is that?

    • Jeff says:

      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!

  6. MRVH says:

    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.

  7. Ye Lin Naing says:

    Thank you…..very much!

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