Setup 3 networks with wireless

  • Hi,

    I want to setup pfense and manage 3 wired networks with wireless also.
    Net1 - - Wireless1
    Net2 - - Wireless2
    Net3 - - Wireless3

    How can I achieve this?
    How many NICs?
    I have to setup the wireless networks on pfsense, or just use APs?

    Thanks in advance.

  • If you want 3 different subnets plus your WAN connection, you need one interface on pfSense for each network.

    You can either put 4 physical NICs in your pfSense box or at least 2 and use VLANs with a VLAN capable switch.

    As far as wireless goes, the current best practices are to use AP's where you need them.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    ^agree.  Can be done full physical with nics or vlans which could go down as low as just 1 physical nic.

    So if you want wifi on each of those they could be just dumb AP on each network or could use a actual AP that supports vlans and have those different networks via different SSIDs all on the same AP or multiple AP.

  • Thanks for your help guys.

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