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Connecting to the Console Port

Connecting to the VGA console is identical to connecting any computer to a monitor. Just connect the VGA cable (DB-15) between the Netgate® system and the monitor. Use USB or PS/2 keyboard and mouse as applicable to your hardware.


If your system has both USB 2.0 (black) and USB 3.0 (blue) ports, use the USB 2.0 ports, as USB 3.0 is not supported in earlier versions of pfSense software.


If your system has both VGA and serial, it is possible that the boot console will default to serial. If your boot process seems to hang after mounting the root volume, please see Boot Troubleshooting.