I have decided to learn everything there is to know about the subject of Networking. This post is being created to have all my networking questions answered, ask for help when I mess up and document what I have learned.
The best way to start is to give my readers an idea of the Networking hardware and software I am using. I use a Netgate SG-5100 appliance and an Unifi Gen 2 switch; also, I have installed a used Intel I 350 ethernet card into my personnel computer (purpose of installed Intel network card is to add network interfaces for Virtualbox). For networking software, I am using Pfsense (Pfsense is installed on the Netgate SG-5100), Gns3 Networking Simulation software, and Virtual Box to simulate servers.
I am getting internet access for my network by connecting my Netgate SG-5100 to the house’s router. I also have my Desktop connected to the house router and my network by draping two Ethernet cables outside my window. I have included a diagram of how my network is set up.