This is a follow up post for Installing pfsense router on ESXi

if you mist the first post you can read it here.

Step 2 : Configure a basic pfsense
The default ip for pfsense on the lan side is
I’m going to change this because I want it to be
I’m also going to enable DHCP on the lan side
After that I will do a initial config with the wizard
  1. Go to the pfsense console menu and press 2 (set interface IP address)
  2. Select 2 for the lan interface
  3. Enter the ip adress you want your router to have I want it to have
  4. Now the subnet you are working on. Mine is 16 or
  5. Enter (y) to enable the DHCP server
  6. We will need to enter a start and a en address for the address pool we want the DHCP to handle.

    My address pool will be between and
  7. To enable the webconfigurator enter (y) on the next question
  8. Press Enter to apply the settings, you will be returned to the pfsense console menu.
  9. Go to a test client (mine is a winows 7) that runs on the lan (in my case LAN-test) and run ipconfig in a command prompt, normally the client shood have received a IP address from the DHCP server. If not check if a static ip is configured (if it is the case change it to dhcp) and that you are on the correct network.
  10. Open a webbrowser and point it to the address you configured
    Http:// login with the following default credentials:
    Username: admin
    Password: pfsense
  11. Click System -> Setup wizard to start a wizard to configure the basic settings for the router
  12. Click Next to start the setup wizard
  13. Change the Hostname to whatever you want your router to be named I chose vrouter
    Enter your domain I chose biolizards.local
    For the primary and secondary I chose to configure the public dns servers from google wich are and you can also configure your ISP dns server here.
  14. I’m leaving the default timeserver but I will cahnge the timezone to Europe\Brussels (UTC+1)
  15. Only check if the SelectedType is DHCP for the WAN connection leave the rest as default
  16. Confirm IP address an subnet that we entered
  17. Enter a new webconfigurator password (in my case Bi0lizard$)

  18. Click the reload button to save and apply all settings
  19. Wait until the reload is done, you will be automatically be forwarded to the pfsense dashboard

You Now have a basic configured router like a linksys, dlink or other brand home router.
But don’t stop here pfsense has many more features for you to configure and is much more then a simple router.