Category Archives: PFSense

Talk about great router/firewall/”anything you want” software PFSense

DIY Router at home aka PfSense on the beat;-) part 2.

Part 1 is here if you didn’t read it 😉 Using my pfSense router for a while, I saw spikes of 50% and sometimes 70% when downloading Windows Hyper-V updates. It turned out, that ClamAV was the culprit of checking in … Continue reading

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DIY Router at home aka PfSense on the beat;-) part 1…

After years of customer routers abuse you see here, I decided to finally build something small, efficient and exactly what I want/need. Not too big, not too tiny… My requirements for my routers use to be always “small”: small case, small board, … Continue reading

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Seagate, APM, pfSense and dreadful Start Stop Count rise killing slowly my hard drive

One day, tinkering with my pfSense, I was quite annoyed about how long it takes to boot up my box to get it to the user interface. OK, I had an old 2.5 HDD 320GB from Hitachi, it was bulletproof … Continue reading

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When your home “Wi-Fi router” is not enough…

A bit of boring history… Part 1: Going back in time, my first Wi-Fi router was the US. Robotics USR8054 802.11g Wireless Turbo Router with its 4x 100Mbit LAN and turbo Wi-Fi nobody else could (125Mbit) use and if I … Continue reading

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