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General Questions / SSH tunnel with putty very slow
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:29:43 pm »

I use putty to create a SSH tunnel to the pfsense SSH server, to circumvent a restrictive firewall. It works good, but I get very slow speeds. Speed without tunnel is about 100/100 mb...but over the tunnel only 3/3 mb. Tested with Firefox, Chrome and WinSCP file transfers.

Is there anything I can do to make it faster? Can the firewall be throttling ssh connections? I'm running a I5 5250U with 4GB ram. About 5% CPU load when i test, so hardware should not be the problem...? Also not using port 22.

Best Regards


General Questions / Crashes after upgrade to 2.4.1
« on: November 23, 2017, 02:15:37 am »

I have a Qotom box which has worked flawlessly for several months. However, after upgrading to 2.4.1 it has started to crash almost every other day. I have no clue how to interpret the there anyone who can help me out a little? Would me much appreciated. Can supply crash log upon request  :(

Thanks a lot!



Edit: I see 2.4.2 is out. I try update when i home tomorrow and see if theres any difference.

Norwegian / 4G LTE USB modem og pfSense?
« on: May 31, 2017, 08:10:41 pm »

Er det noen som kan anbefale et 4G LTE USB stick modem som virker med Telia og pfSense? Eller en tilsvarende lÝsning?
Har en 4G router, men trenger WAN ip...og den kan ikke bridges.



OpenVPN / OpenVPN rules other then any/any wizard rule?
« on: January 08, 2017, 01:44:10 am »

I have an OpenVPN server on pfsense, and also connected to a client on a commercial VPN service.
I had problems port forwarding from my openvpn client to LAN, due to the OpenVPN wizard any/any rule. Same problem as here:

Now, when I deactivated the OpenVPN any/any rule, i could port forward to LAN, so that's great. However now when connecting to my pfsense OpenVPN server of course, I cannot reach the internet or connect to my internal LAN.

According to jimp in the bottom of the thread mentioned above: "You can have rules on the OpenVPN tab just make sure they don't match the traffic that would be coming over the assigned interface. Meaning, specify a proper source on the rules for other VPN instances and not just use 'any' or at least make sure that they don't match the same exact traffic as the rules on the assigned interface."

This is where I am a little lost...I have tried different things, but I'm stuck, it's not I was thinking I could ask someone here. What I am trying to do is two things:

- Reach my internal LAN. Doesnt have to be all hosts, but four or five that i need to be able to connect to from the OpenVPN server. Including pfsense itself.
- Make the OpenVPN server route internet traffic through WAN again.

Sorry for the newbie question, firewall rules is not my strong side...could anyone in an easy understandable way guide me in the right direction for which rules i must set under the OpenVPN rule tab instead of the any/any rule?

Thanks a lot in advance :)

Regards Tommy

OpenVPN / Openvpn tunnel forwards my home IP through vps
« on: December 13, 2016, 09:17:28 am »

I have a Linux VPS server, which I am using as my private VPN server. This vps is connected as a user on my pfsense gateway, with an IP of The problem is that the vps is forwarding my home WAN IP when checking, not the vps IP. Does anyone know how I can correct this?  ???




I have an openvpn server on my pfsense box, and it is working great.

However, now I am trying to connect a debian VPS server as a client to the pfsense server, so that I can access the pfsense box from the vps, and the vps from inside my LAN. I have manged to install openvpn on the vps server, and it is connecting to the pfsense box. I can see that it has got an ip ( on the pfsense status page.
But still there is no connection between the two. I cannot reach the vps server from within my LAN, using the ip. Does anyone have any pointers for me? Sorry to bee such a noob, but i spent hours, and I am just about to give up on the whole project :(



DHCP and DNS / Intermittent DNS problems
« on: April 05, 2016, 01:37:20 am »

Sometimes, maybe a couple of times a month, I get DNS problems. Suddenly I cannot reach any sites at all, only by IP adddress. Then I need to uncheck "Do not use the DNS Forwarder or Resolver as a DNS server for the firewall " in General Setup, and it is working again. Does anyone know why this is happening? Is there a log I should enclose here?

Would appreciate any help  :)



Hardware / 4GB RAM only showing 3251MB
« on: February 27, 2014, 03:06:52 am »

I am running 2.1 amd64 pfsense on a Core i3 with 4GB RAM. But on the dashboard it's only showing 3251 MB. Does anyone know why pfsense doesn't recognise all 4GB?



Hardware / Intel Quad NIC not working in pfsense 2.1
« on: October 28, 2013, 02:02:55 pm »

I tried to install an Intel 39Y6138 Quad NIC, pci-e, with 82571GB chipset. For some reason it was not discovered by pfsense 2.1. I am using another pci-e card, a Realtek one, which is working great.

I have tried the card in a Windows Server 2008 machine I use as a file server, and it is working fine, all ports. I also tried it in a Win8.1 workstation, and it did not appear in device manager...strangely enough.

Does anyone have any clue to why it the NIC not discovered in my pfsense machine? It's an ASUS P8H77-I motherboard btw.

Would appreciate any help!

Best Regards


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