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pfSense OpenVPN Clients (2023) | How to connect to a VPN Provider (with Kill Switch)

By Sam Sheridan - 9th November, 2023

Setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on pfSense can greatly enhance your network's privacy and security. pfSense, a popular open-source firewall and router platform, is highly configurable and supports VPN setups. In our latest video tutorial, we take you through the comprehensive steps to set up a VPN provider on pfSense with an essential feature: a kill switch.

The Need for a VPN with a Kill Switch

Privacy concerns and security threats are on the rise, making VPNs an indispensable tool for protecting your online activities. A VPN encrypts your internet traffic, masking your IP address and location, providing anonymity while online. However, if the VPN connection drops unexpectedly, your data could become vulnerable. This is where a kill switch becomes critical—it ensures that if your VPN connection fails, your internet connection is cut off, preventing any data leaks.

Setting Up Your VPN Provider on pfSense

Our video begins by introducing pfSense and its interface. We selected a popular VPN provider compatible with pfSense for this setup. Compatibility is key because you'll need to import OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN provider into pfSense.


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