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# 136757 7-Dec-2013 23:33
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I used a older computer laying around, I put 2, gigabit network cards and installed pfSense.

It can be downloaded as a CD ISO.

I burned it as a CD and ran it as a live CD,

It has a text based GUI for installation and configuration.
And a web based GUI available after the LAN IP is configured.

I specified which card was on the WAN side and the LAN side, and set up NAT including LAN IP.
I set up a VLan, then configured PPPoE through the VLan with the following settings:

Password:          (Account Password)
Encapsulation:    PPPoE
VLAN:                10

afterwards without restarting, option 99, installs the configuration and the OS to the hard drive.

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  # 947351 8-Dec-2013 00:51
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Yea PFsense works pretty well. I use it for anything larger than SOHO installation.

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  # 947773 9-Dec-2013 08:41
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Waiting with baited breath for my fibre to get hooked up so I can do much the same.

Do you run and other packages such as squid? If so, What is the spec of your box and how do these perform.


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  # 947952 9-Dec-2013 12:33
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pfSense requires barely any resources. You can even run it as a VM if you have an ESX box at home already.

Squid will require a little more storage space and you would be best served by a CPU with hardware AES if you want to use OpenVPN but beyond that home usage will never tax the system.

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