pfSense Firewall

Configure pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

pfSense 2.7.2 is a firewall software used to monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules, this step by step tutorial covers the initial configuration of pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall.

Prerequisite Required

  • Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

Demo environment (Virtual)

  • CPU: 64-bit
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Disk drive: 10GB
  • Network interface: 2

Configure pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

1. Access the pfsense 2.7.2 web interface, Enter Username & Password, and click SIGN IN

Default Username and Password

  • Username: admin
  • Password: pfsense
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2. This Wizard will guide you through the initial configuration of pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall, click Next to continue.

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3. Click Next.

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4. Enter the Hostname, Domain, Primary DNS Server, and Secondary DNS Server, and click Next.

Configure pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

5. Enter the Time server hostname and Timezone, and click Next.

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6. WAN Interface Configure

Configure WAN Interface

  • In this tutorial, we choose Static IP. Static, DHCP, PPP, PPPoE, PPTP, and L2TP WAN configuration types support pfSense 2.7.2

General Configuration

  • Leave settings as default, by default MTU of 1492 bytes for PPPoE and 1500 bytes for all other connections.

Static IP Configuration

  • Enter the WAN IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Upstream Gateway.
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7. Click Next.

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8. The current LAN IP Address and Subnet Mask appear on this screen. Configure the LAN Interface and Click Next.

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9. Set the Admin password, which is used to access the WebGUI and also SSH services if enabled, and click Next.

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10. Click Reload to reload pfSense with new changes.

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12. Click Finish to finish the initial configuration of pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall.

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13. Click Accept.

Configure pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall