pfSense Firewall


This page presents configuration files to import a custom build into pfSense as explained within Extreme Privacy: VPNs & Firewalls (Digital Guide) and Extreme Privacy (Print Book). While configuration files from previous editions are provided as an archive, they are no longer updated. Only the official files presented below were tested with the current version of pfSense.

2023 Configuration Files


Updated October 2023. Follow the steps within Extreme Privacy: VPNs & Firewalls to apply these files.


Model: FW2B 2-port Protectli Vault
Configuration File: Proton VPN US Server
Purchase Link: Protectli
Purchase Link: Amazon


Model: FW4B 4-port Protectli Vault
Configuration File: Proton VPN US Server
Purchase Link: Protectli (FW4C)
Purchase Link: Amazon

Model: FW4C 4-port Protectli Vault
Configuration File: Proton VPN US Server
Purchase Link: Protectli
Purchase Link: Amazon

Model: FW6B 6-port Protectli Vault
Configuration File: Proton VPN US Server
Purchase Link: Protectli (FW6D)
Purchase Link: Amazon (Currently Unavailable)

Model: FW6D 6-port Protectli Vault
Configuration File: Proton VPN US Server
Purchase Link: Protectli
Purchase Link: Amazon (Currently Unavailable)

2022 Configuration Files


Updated August 2022. Follow the steps within Extreme Privacy: What It Takes To Disappear to apply these files.


Model: FW2B 2-port Protectli Vault
Configuration: Proton VPN US Server
Configuration: PIA US Server


Model: FW4B 4-port Protectli Vault
Configuration: Proton VPN US Server
Configuration: Proton VPN US Server (open "Netflix" port)
Configuration: PIA US Server
Configuration: PIA US Server (open "Netflix" port)

Model: FW6B 6-port Protectli Vault
Configuration: Proton VPN US Server
Configuration: Proton VPN US Server (open "Netflix" port)
Configuration: PIA US Server
Configuration: PIA US Server (open "Netflix" port)

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Suggested VPNs


We currently recommend ProtonVPN as the most private and secure VPN for firewalls. We also recommend PIA for some scenarios, such as dedicated IP addresses. Click the button below to learn more about these considerations.


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Protectli Vault


We currently recommend the Protectli Vault for home firewalls with the following minimal specs:

Memory: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Wi-Fi: None
BIOS: Coreboot

The following direct purchase links are pre-configured for use as a Firewall:

2-Port FW2B: Protectli.com
4-Port FW4C: Protectli.com
6-Port FW6D: Protectli.com