building pFsense on an old Watchguard Firebox. ( Lets see if I can do it)
With relation to this thread
And a tip off from "cpjitservices"
I built a Virtual machine to test captive portal for our BYOD project.
That worked realy well, however whilst stumbling round the net i came across reference to using pFsense on a Watchguard Firebox....
Fortunatly we had 2 X5500e-Peak and an SSL500 (which is more or less the same platform with different software). These were redundant and taking up space in a pile of stuff behind my desk, so finding a decent use for them was a bonus.
So I am going to try the build and documnet my success/failure for you.
There is quite a lot of info on the subject
Firebox X500 hardware
and two guides that I am referencing.
Installing pfSense on a Watchguard Firebox X
PracticalKungFu.net » >How to install pfsense 2.0 on a Watchguard x750e Core
Various WG Fireboxes can be picked up and some for under £100 so they can hopefully make cracking reclaimed firewall.