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Use pfsense as 3rd party DHCP

2018/01/24 20:21

1. Install pfsense on one of you computer or on a VMware. Once installed, configure it so you can access it from your LAN computer (Figure 1).


Figure 1

2. On your server computer, open a browser and enter the IP address for pfsense and press enter (Figure 2).

pfsense web portal

Figure 2

3. Once you get the pfsense web management interface, login to pfsense using your credentials (Figure 3)

pfsense login

Figure 3

4. Click the "Services" dropdown and click it, choose "DHCP server" (Figure 4).

dhcp server

Figure 4

5. Now, set the DHCP range, DNS servers and the Gateway for your clients and then click "Save" button at the bottom (Figure 5).

DHCP range, dns, gateway

Figure 5

6. Go to CCBoot, open "Option" windows, then on "DHCP", click "Using 3rd Party DHCP" option then click "OK" button (Figure 6).

CCBoot using 3rd party DHCP

Figure 6

7. Now, boot your clients t,hey will take DHCP IP from pfsense and be listed in CCBoot "Client Manager" (Figure 7).

client booting

Figure 7

8. Check the assigned IP from pfsense in the DHCP leases (Figure 8).

dhcp lease

Figure 8

Note: If pfSense stops working after updating to new version CCBoot from previous version 3.0, then downgrade CCBoot to older version or use newer version of pfSense.


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