Install PfSense 2.4.4 on Virtual Box

pfSense is network firewall based on FreeBSD operating system with a custom kernel and includes free third-party packages for additional features. It provides same functionality or more of common commercial firewalls. In this tutorial, I will install pfSense in VirtualBox it will work as a firewall for our virtual lab environment for future articles as well.

STEP 1:- Download Pfsense ISO Image.

Download most recent stable release from https://www.pfsense.org/download/

STEP 2: - Install Pfsense on Virtual box

A. Create a Virtual Machine for Pfsense

Follow The Guideline as seen on GIF image.

Here we have assigned two interfaces with one Bridge Interface (em0) and one Internal Interface Named (em1) LAN2. Assigned IP as follows…

Em0 - WAN Interface - 192.168.1.100/24 Em1 – LAN Interface – 192.168.100.1/24

DHCP Range – 192.168.100.100 – 192.168.100.200

STEP 2: - Logging in to Web Interface

Pfsense default username and password is “admin” and “Pfsense”

Complete Pfsense initial setup wizard.

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