How to Install PfSense on CentOS

by Charles Poole

PfSense is a firewall application used with routers for Linux-based operating systems. The software is commonly deployed as a perimeter firewall, router, wireless access point, DNS server and as a VPN endpoint. Install the pfSense software through the computer's graphical user interface.

Step 1

Click on the pfSense ISO image icon on the desktop. If you haven’t downloaded it, you can find the program online as a free download.

Step 2

Click **Accept These Settings** in the main menu. Choose your disk from the list of hard drives installed on your computer.

Step 3

Click **Format this disk** and wait for the disk to format. Select **Use this Geometry** and then click the **Format Disk** icon.

Step 4

Follow the on-screen wizard prompts to accept and install bootblocks.

Choose your primary partition from the next window and then click the **OK** button. Select **Accept and Create** and wait for the software to execute the commands. Click the **Reboot** option to restart your computer and complete the installation.


  • When download pfSense, choose the "LiveCD with installer" option from the list of available download files.


About the Author

Charles Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University. He started freelancing in college for local publications in Boone, N.C. and is continuing his career through online freelancing with a specialization in affiliate marketing, blogging and SEO.

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