Tagged: router

Tutorial: Using VMWare ESXi and PFsense as a network firewall/router 7

Tutorial: Using VMWare ESXi and PFsense as a network firewall/router

In most networks, you will have dedicated hardware to function as your “edge” (firewall/router). This is typically for the best, but there are always cases where you can’t put out that dedicated hardware. Sometimes it’s for cost reasons and sometimes it’s for complexity. In my particular case, I was installing an ESXi server in a datacenter and only had 2 amps of power to work with, of which my server...

Project “Falcon” – The DIY Router (server?) Experiment 1

Project “Falcon” – The DIY Router (server?) Experiment

As previously mentioned, I work in a “Cloud company” which typically means we claim we’re a “serverless” office. However sometimes I need a server-like machine to make a point. For this particular project we needed a machine that was, for all intents and purposes, a server… except I wanted to build it myself. It wasn’t so much to save money, but so I could customize the machine to get exactly...

Erase the configuration on Cisco 2600/3600 Routers 2

Erase the configuration on Cisco 2600/3600 Routers

A bit back I decided that I should investigate following the Cisco Certification path.  The lower levels aren’t hard, but all things considered, you really need to have a “test lab” of equipment to play with.  So a few weeks ago I was offered a pair of old Cisco 2600 series routers on the cheap, and decided to pick them up.  Around that time I also acquired myself a number...