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pfSense 2.0 RC1 – Captive Portal with RADIUS Authentication and Vouchers

Introduction After we have setup Captive Portal and customized the pages in the previous posts. Now let’s wrap it up with the other two authentication methods. In this article we are going to configure RADIUS authentication for users, and create Vouchers for our Guests. Scenario In the previous post pfSense 2.0 RC1 – Configure Captive […]

pfSense 2.0 RC1 – Customize Captive Portal Pages and implement HTTPS

Introduction In the previous post pfSense 2.0 RC1 Configure Captive Portal for Guests with Local User Management we configured a basic Captive Portal. Now I want to customize a little the web pages that are presented to the guests. Users will send credentials, and it is better to use HTTPS, that’s why will will configure […]

pfSense 2.0 RC3 released!

Good news, today RC3 was released, is supposed to be the last RC before RTM which is very promising. If the news are right we are waiting for RTM in a month, I hope that this is a realistic estimation for the time needed. You can read the original news here 2.0-RC3 now available! Downloads […]

pfSense 2.0 RC1 Configure Captive Portal for Guests with Local User Management

Introduction More or less it is expected from a company to provide some form of Wireless Internet Access to guest, clients and partner visiting their premises. Providing them with such could pose a security risk if you use just a simple wireless access point directly connected to your LAN. It is better to isolate them […]

Routing Road Warrior’s clients through a Site-To-Site VPN with pfSense 2.0 RC1 and OpenVPN

After we looked at the different options for Road Warrior and Site to Site configuration for OpenVPN on pfSense 2.0 RC1, now it is time to combine them in one solution. Scenario You have one or more Site to Site VPNs already and at least one Road Warrior setup for your users. Initially you are […]

pfSense-On-A-Stick – 802.1Q Trunking With pfSense 2.0 RC1 and Mikrotik RouterBoard RB250G Smart Gigabit Switch with five ports and SwOS v1.5

  I’ve just got a Mikrotik RouterBoard RB250G. While searching for useful information about its capabilities found very interesting article in the MikroTik Wiki: SwOS/Router-On-A-Stick This article gave me the idea to use pfSense as a router and trunk a few VLANs. Scenario My aim is to reproduce the configuration from the above mentioned post […]

Packt Publishing OpenVPN 2 Cookbook Review

OpenVPN 2 Cookbook 100 simple and incredibly effective recipes for harnessing the power of the OpenVPN 2 network By Jan Just Keijser Introduction I was approached by Packt Publishing representative, asking if I would be willing to make a review of this book. This was interesting because at that moment I was reading pfSense 2.0 […]

pfSense 2.0 RC1 on VMware Workstation 7.1.4 – RAM size

In this post, I’ve recorded a quick video about how to configure a VM for pfSense 2.0 RC1. In this clip the VM RAM size was 256. For testing purposes I usually ought to use 128 the minimum amount. During the first boot of the system, the following Warning message pops up. There is no […]

Building Site to Site Connection with OpenVPN on pfSense 2.0 RC1 with PKI

In the last post we’ve setup a Site To Site with Shared Key, now instead we will use internal Certificate Authority. Honestly speaking if I did not follow this guide, there was no routing between the two sites. OpenVPN Site-to-Site PKI (SSL) For reference here is the network diagram: pfsense01 will be out OpenVPN server, […]