Would you like to learn how to install a DHCP server on Pfsense?In this tutorial, we are going to show you all the steps required to perform the DHCP server configuration on a Pfsense server in 5 minutes or less.

• Pfsense 2.4.4-p3

PFSense - DHCP Server Installation

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Pfsense firewall and access web interface.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The Pfsense web interface should be presented.

Pfsense login

On the prompt screen, enter the Pfsense Default Password login information.

• Username: admin
• Password: pfsense

After a successful login, you will be sent to the Pfsense Dashboard.

Pfsense dashboard

Access the Pfsense Services menu and select the DHCP Server option.

pfsense dhcp server menu

On the DHCP Server screen, locate the general options and perform the following configuration:

• Enable - Yes
• Range from:
• Range to:

In our example, the DHCP server will offer IP addresses from to

pfsense dhcp server

Locate the servers area and perform the DNS configuration.

In our example, the DHCP server will offer DNS servers and

pfsense dhcp server configuration

Optionally, you may do additional DHCP server configuration.

pfsense dhcp server installation

Click on the Save button to start the DHCP service.

To check the status of the service, acess the PFsense Status menu and select the Services option.

pfsense ntopng services

In our example, the DHCP service is up and running.

pfsense dhcp server status

Congratulations! You have finished the DHCP server installation on a Pfsense server.