pfSense® Optional Port Configuration

Last Updated On June 24, 2019
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Overview

This article covers how to activate the Vaults optional ports in pfSense® with our supplied configuration files. We have included configuration files in the table at the bottom of the page. These configuration files have the ports assigned and functioning with default firewall rules and DHCP enabled.

Note: These configuration files have the default admin password retained. The additional ports assigned use default firewall rules, same as what pfSense® configures for the LAN port.

How to Restore a Config File

  • Verify pfSense® has been installed correctly
  • Verify the correct configuration file has been downloaded from the table below and pfSense® will be able to access it
  • Log into the WebGUI. This is 192.168.1.1 by default.
  • The default pfSense® login user is ‘admin’ and password is ‘pfsense’
  • Verify the Setup Wizard is displayed
  • Click Diagnostics on the top of the GUI
  • From the drop-down menu click Backup & Restore
pfSense® Setup Wizard page
  • Click Choose File
  • Select the appropriate config, click open
  • Click Restore Configuration
pfSense® Backup & Restore page
  • Verify the Vault reboots
  • Log back into the WebGUI with the default credentials
  • Verify OPT1 and OPT2 (OPT3 /OPT4 additionally on the FW6x) now appear on the Interfaces widget
pfSense® WebGUI
  • It is now recommended to change the default ‘admin’ password
  • Verify the newly assigned ports are functioning and DHCP is handing out IP addresses

If you experience any issues, please feel free to reach out: support@protectli.com.

Configuration Files

ModelpfSense® VersionNotesDownloadRelease
FW12.4.4Enabled:
OPT1, OPT2
DHCP
Thermal Monitoring

Default Firewall Rules
config-pfSense.Basic-FW1-190614.xmlJune 14th, 2019
FW4A2.4.4Enabled:
OPT1, OPT2
DHCP
Thermal Monitoring
AES-NI

Default Firewall Rules
config-pfSense.Basic-FW4A-190614.xmlJune 14th, 2019
FW4B2.4.4Enabled:
OPT1, OPT2
DHCP
Thermal Monitoring
AES-NI

Default Firewall Rules
config-pfSense.Basic-FW4B-190614.xmlJune 14th, 2019
FW6(A,B,C)2.4.4Enabled:
OPT1, OPT2, OPT3, OPT4
DHCP
Thermal Monitoring
AES-NI

Default Firewall Rules
config-pfSense.Basic-FW6-190614.xmlJune 14th, 2019