Using pfsense as an access point only

  • Hey all, sorry if the answer to this is simple but I couldn't figure it out.

    Basically I just want to set up pfSense as just an access point, so the Ethernet port would connect to the current router through a switch and the WiFi card would broadcast an AP, nothing more.

    I've done this with dd-wrt but I cant find anything on how to do it on here.

    Thanks, Ethan.

  • Just use one of the wrt flavors or a stand alone AP. Wireless is not a strong point for pfSense.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Using pfsense as just AP seems wasteful at best.. For starters wifi is not a strong point of pfsense anyway.  2nd you could pick up any cheap 20$ wifi router and use it as just an AP.  More than likely that would be smaller, cheaper and use less power then some pfsense box with a wifi card in it.  And more then likely provide better wifi coverage to boot.

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