Pfsense USB Install Guide (Rufus)

Below we will detail the steps required to create bootable USB installation media for Pfsense.
  1. Download the latest compatible version of pfSense in .img.gz format. Note: the file name should include “memstick”.
  2. Extract the downloaded file to a folder of your choice.
  3. Plug in an empty USB stick and fire up the Rufus.
  4. Select DD Image as bootable disk type (See Image).
  5. Click on the disk icon and browse to the download that was extracted in step 2.
  6. Click “Start” to restore the image onto the USB stick using Rufus (See Image).
  7. Insert the newly created USB stick into router.
  8. Boot into the BIOS of the router and set “USB – HDD” to the top of the boot order. (On Hacom routers, press Del to enter the BIOS).

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