Testing Freeradius of Pfsense

FreeRADIUS offers an easy to use command line tool to check if the server is running and listening to incoming requests. Aninterface, a NAS/Client and a user must all be configured:

  • Add a User with the following configuration:Username: testuser
    Password: testpassword
  • Add a Client/NAS with the following configuration:IP-Address:
    Shared Secret: testing123
  • Add an interface with the following configuration:IP-Address:
    Interface-Type: Auth
    Port: 1812
  • SSH to the pfSense firewall and type in the following on the command line while FreeRADIUS is running (check before in System Log):
    radtest testuser testpassword 0 testing123

The following output should appear if everything was setup correctly: Continue reading “Testing Freeradius of Pfsense” »


Remote Administering pfsense

To open the firewall GUI up completely, create a firewall rule to allow remote firewall administration – do not create a port forward or any other NAT configuration.

Example Firewall Rule Setup

  • Firewall > Rules, WAN Tab
  • Action: pass
  • Interface: WAN
  • Protocol: TCP
  • Source: Any (or restrict by IP/subnet)
  • Destination: WAN Address
  • Destination port range: HTTPS (Or the custom port)
  • Description: Allow remote management from anywhere (Dangerous!)

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Creating PPTP on Pfsense 2.2.4

If you want to build a PPTP server graphically build using pfsense nice looking interface, then please do follow the steps below. Here I assume, a proper NAT firewall is already running in the pfsense configuration.


  1. Go to VPN > PPTP from top menu
  2. Under “Configuration” tab-
    1. PPTP redirection > Enable PPTP server
    2. Define “No of user”
    3. Server Address- type (trust me, it works no matter whatever your WAN or LAN IP is!)
    4. Remote Address Range- <your LAN IP>
    5. PPTP DNS Server- I used- and
    6. Place a ‘tick’ “Require 128-bit encryption”
    7. Save
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1:1 NAT firewall using pfsense

Assuming you are planning to setup your server infrastructure behind firewall- pfsense. You have a Public IP- 114.130.56.x to be pointed to your private lan server with 192.168.14.x.

Let’s begin-


Adding public IP to the WAN interface “Firewall > Virtual IPs ” as below-



Now move on the “Firewall > NAT > 1:1” menu as below- Continue reading “1:1 NAT firewall using pfsense” »