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pfSense® Optional Port Configuration



This article covers how to enable the Vaults optional ports in pfSense®. 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.

Configuring Optional Ports

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 by default.
  • The default pfSense® login user is ‘admin’ and password is ‘pfsense’
  • Click Diagnostics on the top of the GUI
  • From the drop-down menu click Backup & Restore
pfSense backup & restore
pfSense® Setup Wizard page
  • Click Choose File
  • Select the appropriate config, click open
  • Click Restore Configuration
pfSense backup & restore settings
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 dashboard
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

Configuration Files

ModelpfSense® VersionNotesDownloadRelease
FW12.4.5Enabled: Thermal Monitoring PowerD OPT1, OPT2 DHCP Default Firewall Rulesconfig-pfSense.Basic-FW1-200506.xmlMay 6, 2020
FW22.4.5Enabled: Thermal Monitoring PowerDconfig-pfSense.Basic-FW2-200506.xmlMay 6, 2020
FW4A2.4.5Enabled: Thermal Monitoring PowerD AES-NI OPT1, OPT2 DHCP Default Firewall Rulesconfig-pfSense.Basic-FW4A-200506.xmlMay 6, 2020
FW2B2.4.5Enabled: Thermal Monitoring PowerD AES-NIconfig-pfSense.Basic-FW2B-200506.xmlMay 6, 2020
FW4B2.4.5Enabled: Thermal Monitoring PowerD AES-NI OPT1, OPT2 DHCP Default Firewall Rulesconfig-pfSense.Basic-FW4B-200506.xmlMay 6, 2020
FW6(A,B,C)2.4.5Enabled: Thermal Monitoring PowerD AES-NI OPT1, OPT2, OPT3, OPT4 DHCP Default Firewall Rulesconfig-pfSense.Basic-FW6-200506.xmlMay 6, 2020
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