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Old November 7, 2012, 08:46 AM
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I don't know what you are using for your VM software but yes you should be able to. If you view your NICs are ports on a router with the ability to plug into ether side of the router virtually then it might make it clearer.

Internet-->PC NIC1(disable iptcp4 on host)-->pfsense VM with two NICs-->PC NIC2(keep host settings normal, gateway, dhcp etc)-->home switch

this will have your host PC go out onto your home switch and then do a 180(might be smart enough never to actually hit the switch but think of it this way) and came back through for the bridged pfsense router connection. VMware is pretty easy to do this with, I assume the others would be equally easy. if you use vmware, I would use the workstation or player over the windows vmware server.... it is garbage imho. If you really want to do it right use ESX and vm your current server with a separate vm for pfsense.
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