Block Malicious IPs in pfSense

Blocking unnecessary traffic on your network is a great way to improve performance, security and privacy. Reducing the amount of traffic leaves more bandwidth available for the traffic you actually want and blocking malicious sites reduces the risk that you will download something potentially dangerous onto your computer. It also means that if you do … Read more

Remotely connect to your network using OpenVPN and pfSense

Previously I have described how to set up a WireGuard VPN to access your home network. In many ways I prefer WireGuard to other VPN solutions due to its better performance and faster connection times but there are various reasons why it may not always be appropriate particularly in a corporate or heavily mult-user environment. … Read more

Upgrade your network with a pfSense firewall

Typical ISP-provided home router/firewall products offer only the most basic of functionality. Most will include port forwarding, basic DHCP and some ability to customise firewall rules. However, if you’re looking to play with more advanced features such as static routes, advanced DHCP options, vlans, VPNs or advanced network filtering and monitoring these products come up … Read more