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  1. Connect via cross serial cable the firewall to the PC.
  2. Open PuTTY, go to the “Serial” section and set the following parameters:
    • Baud rate: 9600 (for pfsense version 2.1.5 and prevoius), 115200 (for pfsense version 2.2 and following)
    • Data: 8 bit
    • Parity: None
    • Stop: 1 bit
    • Flow control: None
  3. Click on “Open“: will connect with the firewall.
  4. You will see the default menu of pfSense® CE and you can configure the parameters.