I'm trying to get wifi to work on my pfsense box. I installed a wireless nic and assigned the interface and named it wifi. It is bridged with my lan interface. I can see the SSID on my phone and enter the password but it won't connect. My phone keeps getting a 169.x.x.x address when the interface it is bridged to has dhcp working. I also read somewhere that bridging is not the way to go, but to route between the lan and wifi interface instead. I basically just want to learn how to set up wifi and have connected devices on the same subnet as my lan. Not sure how to set this up. Not a big deal, just having fun with it and trying to learn!
If it's properly bridged and you can connect to the network you should get DHCP and it should basically work.
Try looking at this: https://www.infotechwerx.com/blog/Creating-a-Simple-pfSense-Bridge
I had to add a pass rule on the WiFi interface to allow 0.0.0.0 so the clients can get a DHCP address from the LAN interface.
That is why that walkthrough recommends the sysctls for the bridge/members the way it does. So that doesn't happen.
The IP configuration and DHCP server should be on the bridge. Not one of the members.