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Dalchi Frusche

PFSense build so far: 

So I finally managed to get ahold of a trash-borne ATX case.  A local gentleman had some cases that were headed to the scrap yard.  Ended up getting a e-machines mATX, and two slim ITX cases for free.  I also bought a 1TB WD Black off him for $10 and he threw in an extra 60GB drive.

 

Parts acquired:

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Time to begin:

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Cable management = meh:

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First power on, everything works.  Now to get PFSense installed.  I was worried that only running a PSU with a 20pin ATX power and a 4pin CPU would hold the build back.  Didn’t want to use the bulky non-modular 580w that I had because the cables would’ve been a rats nest.

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Specs:

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H

CPU: Athlon II X2 220 Dual Core 2.8Ghz w/ stock cooler

PSU: I forget, just old and low power(~400W)

HDD: 60 GB WD Caviar WD600 IDE

NIC: Intel Pro Dual/Quad(still to purchase)

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Dalchi Frusche

Nice. UTM box should be a topic at meetup.

 

Awesome!

 

I got PFSense installed, now I have the box hooked up to my old laptop as I get all the configuration set up.  Just trying to prevent as much downtime as possible so the wife doesn't kill me for "lack of Facebook"  :rolleyes:

 

I'm hoping to have it ready once I get my first structured wiring runs complete. 

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jmwills

Don't stand between the wife and Facebook.  A person could get hurt.

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Dalchi Frusche

Don't stand between the wife and Facebook.  A person could get hurt.

 

I didn't even mention the bloodshed if I didn't make regular backups of her photos/documents.

For anyone looking into PFSense, there is a guy on youtube that has some great videos explaining the basic setup and needs.

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE726R7YUJTePGvo0Zga2juUBxxFTH4Bk -  PFSense 2.3 channel

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itGeeks

I didn't even mention the bloodshed if I didn't make regular backups of her photos/documents.

For anyone looking into PFSense, there is a guy on youtube that has some great videos explaining the basic setup and needs.

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE726R7YUJTePGvo0Zga2juUBxxFTH4Bk -  PFSense 2.3 channel

Did you ever look at Untangle? I have tried both and I prefer Untangle and now with the new home licensing of 50.00 year for all you can eat, Its a no brainier.

Website https://www.untangle.com/

Live Demo http://demo.untangle.com/auth/login?url=/setup/welcome.do&realm=Administrator

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Dalchi Frusche

Did you ever look at Untangle? I have tried both and I prefer Untangle and now with the new home licensing of 50.00 year for all you can eat, Its a no brainier.

Website https://www.untangle.com/

Live Demo http://demo.untangle.com/auth/login?url=/setup/welcome.do&realm=Administrator

 

I had the opportunity to use Untangle in school.  I have grown to prefer PFSense's configurability and their WebUI.  I could just be biased because, who wants do use anything that was required in school.   :lol:   I'm sure as things grow down the road I might look into it again, but for now my little PFSense box works wonders.

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itGeeks

I had the opportunity to use Untangle in school.  I have grown to prefer PFSense's configurability and their WebUI.  I could just be biased because, who wants do use anything that was required in school.   :lol:   I'm sure as things grow down the road I might look into it again, but for now my little PFSense box works wonders.

If you have not had a chance to look at there new v12 I would encourage you to take a look. Its night & day from prior versions. https://www.untangle.com/untangle-ng-firewall/resources/release/

Untangle v12 Live demo http://demo.untangle.com/auth/login?url=/setup/welcome.do&realm=Administrator

 

For me pfSence was a bit of a train wreck with setting it up, Untangle is much more user friendly and now has real-time reports & a nice configurable dashboard.

https://www.untangle.com/untangle-ng-firewall/resources/release/

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