A guide to enabling secure remote VPN access to your networks using OpenVPN on a pfSense firewall.
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Learn how to generate extra income by using your computer to mine for Monero. Monero is a popular cryptocurrency that offers many unique advantages over its competitors.
By default, the Squid Proxy has no visibility of encrypted HTTPS traffic. Enabling HTTPS interception will allow you to monitor and log encrypted web traffic passing through the Squid proxy server.
Tor, also known as The Onion Router, is a network of thousands of relays which can provide anonymous internet access. In this hub you'll learn how to install and configure a Tor Proxy on pfSense.
In this article, you'll find a step-by-step guide to purchasing Bitcoins using Coinbase. Coinbase is an easy and secure service for buying bitcoins using a bank account.
Polipo is a fast, and lightweight web proxy server with support for several useful features including pipelining. This article demonstrates how to install and configure a Polipo proxy server on pfSense.
This article will walk you through the process of mining for Bitcoins using a GPU and CGMiner. It also explains the process or joining a mining pool to increase the amount of Bitcoin earned.
Learn how to configure the DNS forwarder in pfSense to improve the speed and reliability of any internet connection. This article also includes tips on how to determine the best DNS servers to use.
This article explains how the pfflowd package can be used to export NetFlow data from pfSense. It also covers the basic process of setting up a flow analyzer on a remote machine.
SSH is a very versatile and secure method for remotely connecting to a pfSense router. SSH can provide remote console access, securely transfer files, and even remotely run applications. This article will walk you through all of the configuration settings for SSH with detailed screenshots.
Kali Linux is a powerful distribution designed for penetration testing. This article explains how to create a bootable USB drive that can be used to run Kali.
In this article I'll explain how to create a bootable USB drive for installing pfSense. Installing pfSense from a USB memstick is faster and more convenient than using a CD. Using this method, you can setup a new fully featured router for your network in no time.
Wireshark is a very useful tool for capturing, and analyzing network traffic. This article explains how to run Wireshark remotely over an SSH session to analyze traffic. This method saves time because it doesn't require a capture file to be downloaded to another computer before it can be analyzed.
In this article, I'm going to explain how to set up a radius server with the FreeRadius2 package on pfSense. FreeRadius is a popular open-source Radius server. Radius servers provide a central authentication source for routers, switches, VPN servers, and other network devices.
Over time, the clock on your computer can gain or lose several minutes. Correcting the time manually can be a daunting task, especially on networks with hundreds of computers. NTP allows you to automatically synchronize the clocks on all of the computers and other devices on your network.
The pfBlocker package adds the ability to add IP block lists to a pfSense router or firewall. The package combines the functionality of the popular IP Block List and Country Block packages. There are several free block lists that target hackers, viruses, spammers, and botnets.
The Snort package allows you to turn a pfSense firewall into a powerful network intrusion detection system. Learn how to set it up here.
Upgrading FreeNAS to the latest version allows you to take advantage of bug fixes and new features. This hub explains how to upgrade FreeNAS 8 using three different methods.
FreeNAS is an open source project that allows you to turn an old computer into a network attached storage system. This article will walk you through the process of setting up FreeNAS 8.
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Capturing packets is one of the best ways to troubleshoot network problems. This article explains how you can capture packets directly on a pfSense router. The capture files can be downloaded to your PC for analysis in Wireshark.
PfSense logs can be viewed through the WebGUI, but it is much more convenient to view them remotely. Kiwi syslog server can receive syslog messages sent over the network from one or more pfSense systems.
Now that pfSense version 2 has been officially released, it's a great time to upgrade your firewall to the latest version. I will demonstrate three different methods of installing the upgrade.
It's always a good idea to backup the configuration of your pfSense firewall or router in case something goes wrong. Config files can be backed up and restored using the web gui. You can also set up automatic off-site backups for extra security.
LightSquid is a fast and simple package for pfSense that allows you to monitor internet usage on your network. Reports can be viewed through an easy to navigate web interface.
By installing the HAVP package on pfSense, you can automatically scan all of your web traffic for viruses and malware. This will prevent viruses from even entering your network. HAVP is great for wireless hotspots and other public networks where you do not have control of the client computers.
Learn how to easily set up a captive portal using pfSense. Captive portals provide an easy way to authenticate users accessing the internet at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, apartments, or business centers.
In this article, I will show you how to set up dynamic DNS in pfSense. Dynamic DNS allows you to automatically update a subdomain with your public IP address. This allows you to easily access remote services on your network without the need for a static IP address.
Port forwarding (NAT) allows users on the internet to access services running on a computer inside your home network. This article explains how to set up port forwarding using pfSense.
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JPerf is a graphical utility that can be used for generating network traffic. Using this tool, you can test a network link to determine the maximum amount of network throughput it can support. JPerf runs on Windows or Linux computers.
PfSense can easily be customized to meet your needs by installing packages. This article contains a list of the best pfSense packages that are available and descriptions of what they do.
Most web filtering software is expensive and difficult to use. With the SquidGuard package, you can set up a free and powerful pfSense URL filter for your network.
Heavy bandwidth users can slow down your entire network. This article will show you how to use pfSense to set up traffic shaping to prioritize internet traffic.
Set up a quad monitor stand to improve your productivity and create an awesome gaming experience. Joining multiple monitors is more versatile and less expensive than a single large LCD display.
If you suspect your Dell computer is having hardware problems, you should run Dell diagnostics. This article will show you how to create a bootable USB flash drive to run the diagnostics utility.
With a little help from LogMeIn and about 10 minutes of your time, you can configure your computer to be accessed from any internet connection. Here's how.
The easiest and least expensive upgrade for your laptop is a memory upgrade. This article will walk through the process of selecting memory and installing it in the Alienware M15x laptop.
Upgrading the hard drive in your laptop can provide more space and also improve performance. This hub will demonstrate how to upgrade the hard drive in the Alienware M15x laptop with a solid state drive.
Dual WAN routers allow you to increase the internet bandwidth on your network by combining two internet connections. Using pfSense, you can turn an old computer into a powerful multi WAN router.
Proxy servers can be very useful for improving the speed of an internet connection by caching, logging internet usage, or filtering the traffic. Learn how to set up a transparent proxy using pfSense.
pfSense is a free, customized distribution of FreeBSD that can turn an old computer into a full-featured router and firewall.