pfSense Hardware Setup - Flowchart

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by DanielDavis, Apr 26, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. DanielDavis

    DanielDavis Registered Member

    May 1, 2013
    I am new to pfSense but have been through the Cisco CCNA classes, so hopefully am not a complete idiota here.

    My equipment:

    1) SMC DOCSIS 3.0 Commercial Cable Modem - Comcast
    2) Cisco SG 300 Managed Switch - 10 port
    3) Network Appliance - AMD Quad Core, 8 GB DDR-3 RAM, 1 TB WD Green HDD
    4) 2 Intel Gigabit NIC's + onboard NIC - I plan to use only the 2 PCI-e Intel NIC's, not the onboard NIC

    I assume I should connect;

    1) CAT-7 ethernet cable from Comcast modem to one of the NIC's
    2) Ethernet out the other NIC to the Cisco Managed Switch --> 5 computers and file server

    Point of confusion: Since I have ethernet out the DOCSIS modem (MDI/MDIX ports), I don't have a serial connection per se, so that would obviate the need for a WAN connection?

    Note: I do not intend to set up VLAN's now. Just want to get started with pfSense firewall and NAT, then will add modules later (SNORT, etc.)
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.