Need help with configuring pfsense to block traffic and limit users on network

Hello Experts,

Recently got a pfsense installed on our network, and need help with getting it setup to block some IP addresses and limit bandwidth to encourage fair usage.  Where would I go to set this up, under firewall menu..need some help.

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Kasonde NeddyDesigner & DeveloperAsked:
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
To block some IP's I'd take a look at the available packages on your pfsense device, there should be a package called pfBlocker, which allows to set aliases for multiple ip's and even countries... That will help in blocking IP-addresses... If that is what you mean. Maybe Squid Proxy is also interesting for your network, can speed things up if your users visit the same sites a lot...

To limit bandwidth, you'll need to look at Traffic Shaper (under Firewall menu), there's a wizard you can use, check this website to guide you through the setup.
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Kasonde NeddyDesigner & DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Hi thanks for the response, where would I find the pfblocker?  under what menu... will go through the wizard on bandwidth limiting shortly..thanks again for response
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
You can find the packages under System > Packages > Available Packages.
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Kasonde NeddyDesigner & DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Hi guys,

Thanks for this.  Been away from work but I am back.  I will do the necessary soon and post back how things go a bit later in the day when I am at site.

Cheers
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Kasonde NeddyDesigner & DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Lead in the right direction....
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