pfSense Firewall

Install 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, pfSense installs a physical computer or virtual machine.

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Install pfSense 2.7.2

  • CPU: 64-bit amd64 (x86-64) compatible
  • RAM: 1GB or more
  • Disk drive: 8 GB or larger
  • Network interface: One or more

Demo environment (Virtual)

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

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

Create a bootable DVD or USB installation media, insert it, and start your Computer. For VirtualBox, Hyper-V, and VMware users only need to attach the ISO file during VM creation.

1. Read the License terms and agree to them and press the Enter key.

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

2. Select Install pfSense and press the Enter key.

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

3. Select Auto (ZFS) – Guided Root-on-ZFS and press Enter key.

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

4. Select Proceed with Installation and press the Enter key.

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

5. Select Stripe – No Redundancy and press the Enter key.

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

6. Select the Hard Drive and press the Enter key.

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7. Select YES and press the Enter key.

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

8. The installation should start, wait for it to finish.

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

9. Select Reboot and press the Enter key.

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10. Type n and press the Enter key. In our example, we did not configure VLAN.

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

11. Type hn0 and press the Enter key. In our example, we configured the pcn0 interface as WAN (Wide Area Network).

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

12. Type hn1 and press the Enter key. In our example, we configured the xn1 interface as LAN (Local Area Network).

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

13. Type y to proceed and press the Enter key.

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14. Choose option 2 and press the Enter key to change LAN IP Address

  • WAN IP address will be assigned from DHCP.
  • LAN IP address will be default as 192.168.1.1
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15. Type 2 and press Enter key.

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16. Type n and press the Enter key.

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17. Type the IP Address for LAN (Local Area Network) and press the Enter key.

  • IP Address:192.168.3.1
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18. Type subnet mask (as in CIDR notation) and press Enter key.

  • Subnet mask: 24
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19. Press the Enter key.

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20. Type n and press the Enter key. In our example, we did not configure DHCP Server on LAN.

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21. Press the Enter key.

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23. Type y and press the Enter key.

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24. Press the Enter key

Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall

After finishing the LAN IP address configuration, you can access the pfsense 2.7.2 web interface. Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your pfsense 2.7.2 firewall, and access the web interface.

Default Username and Password

  • Username: admin
  • Password: pfsense
Install pfSense 2.7.2 Firewall