Lightning Wire Labs offers an IPFire Cloud Image that has been optimised to run on the Amazon Cloud. For any questions or support regarding IPFire on AWS, please contact the Lightning Wire Labs support team.


This is a comprehensive installation guide that explains how to set up a new VPC with IPFire. The VPC will have an internal and public subnet, and IPFire will handle all traffic between the two subnets - or your internal servers and the Internet.

You will need a fully activated and functioning AWS account. You can sign up for one at It is also helpful to have some understanding of AWS EC2 and VPCs.

First, pick an availability zone before you start creating your infrastructure and then follow these steps:

Additional steps: