- Installation and Configuration of pfSense 2.4.4 Firewall Router
- Configuring pfSense in Dual WAN Failover Mode
- Pfsense WAN with Cellular LTE/4G
- Adding 4G/LTE Back Up Internet Link to pfSense VM…
- How to Setup Failover and Load Balancing in PFSense
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Configuring pfSense in Dual WAN Failover Mode
I published this guide several years ago to expose my thinking and configuration to the scrutiny of networking experts and benefit less experienced users with an easy to follow but comprehensive guide. I would like to thank all those who contacted me with questions or feedback that contributed to making this guide what it is today. With an earlier release of pfSense I revised my guide towards becoming a foundational piece in a series of guides aimed at helping users create a SOHO system capable of self-hosting numerous services and supporting migration away from cloud providers to take ownership of their own data. To learn more about the changes included with pfSense 2. The particular gateway is selected depending on the specific services needs and risk profile. Used primarily by visitors who require internet access but also acts as a backup in case AirVPN goes down for any reason. Firewall prevents access to all local resources including user devices, file servers and core infrastructure. Management network Used for native hardware access to devices such as wifi access points as well as interfaces intended to be utilised only by an admin user, for example, IPMI management consoles, NUT, SNMP monitoring interfaces and headless servers. Security cameras Subnet which various security cameras are connected to. This subnet is heavily firewalled to prevent anyone from attempting to gain access to my home network via compromising an external cable or camera. A Windows Server VM runs my NVR software and resides in the same VLAN and subnet as the cameras themselves ensuring that the camera traffic is primarily handled by my switch rather than adding avoidable load to pfSense. Internet of Things IoT A subnet that untrusted home automation devices such as smart plugs and various sensors connect to with severely limited access to primary subnets. The cost of the conversion was free if done as part of an upgrade to a mbps service or faster. A VLAN capable switch is required to provide support for virtual subnets and also provides additional ports for multiple Wi-Fi access points enabling whole home coverage. Although it is possible to build a pfSense router from pretty much any old hardware, I recommend using something relatively modern to reduce power consumption and with AES-NI to enable hardware acceleration of the OpenVPN encryption we will use. Intel network interfaces are the preferred solution although I have had good results with Chelsio too. I use of a pair of mirrored hard disks to provide redundancy in the event of a hardware failure. A managed switch is required to provide support for the VLANs. The following are suitable options and many are available on Ebay cheaply. Look for If you expect to have multiple heavily used subnets you may wish to consider looking for a switch that offers a 10gigabit uplink port as this facilitates a larger trunk connection to the pfSense router and thereby corresponding higher throughput. However depending on the size of the property you are trying to provide Wi-Fi access to, additional APs may be beneficial. This menu will time out after a few seconds and select option 1 on your behalf. You will be presented with a series of options that gives you the chance to boot to the Rescue Shell or launch the installer. As this is a fresh install, select Install. Select the required keymap, I used the default keymap. Verified first with the Test default keymap option. A change introduced with pfSense 2. This should not be considered a backup and is not a replacement for a proper backup strategy for your pfSense configuration. Installation will take a short while. Your pfSense machine should now proceed to boot from the fresh install. After a short while you should see an option page which looks something like this. You should be presented with a login screen as shown below. After you log in you will notice at the top of the screen a warning advising that the admin password is currently set to the default value. The configuration wizard will guide you through the initial configuration steps. Select next to begin. Configure this screen as specified below. The default Time server hostname is usually correctly specified but make sure to set the Timezone to your own specific location.
Pfsense WAN with Cellular LTE/4G
Adding 4G/LTE Back Up Internet Link to pfSense VM…