Using a Mac to configure a Alix Netgate firewall router running pfSense

A few years back I was running pfSense on an old PC and posted instructions on building your own machine. We’ve moved to a new house where a small, silent firewall/router was desired. I purchased a Netgate Alix.2D13 board, enclosure and power supply. If you are running a Mac, see the full post for details.

Building a home firewall router with pfSense

Most people buy a wireless router like this Linksys and move on. Of course you can hack that Linksys, but sometimes you either want to play or have an old computer you can put back into service as a router/firewall/NAT box. Let’s take a look at pfSense, a FreeBSD-based project for our firewall, and learn […]