Setup two WIFI Access points on same network.



  • Can anyone point me in the direction of setting up two access points with the same network?
    I want to place one upstairs and one downstairs but just 2 AP's on one network.

    Another questions, if i happened to want to setup a guest network should i use the routers guest network option or set it up in PFsense?



  • I am no expert, just learning this myself but questions that might help clarify are:

    Are your apps vlan capable?
    Do you have another interface on your firewall box?



  • @cewjr9842:

    I want to place one upstairs and one downstairs

    And where exactly is your problem doing so?

    @cewjr9842:

    setup a guest network should i use the routers guest network option or set it up in PFsense?

    Huh? Usually pfSense is your router.

    Do you have a managed switch that is capable of VLANs (as Velcro already asked)?



    1. Create 3 vlans on pfSense, one for LAN management, one for normal LAN and one for GUEST.

    2. Create the firewall rules for the above 3 VLANS, and block GUEST -> LAN & GUEST - LAN management.

    3. Connect a managed switch ( one that supports POE would be good ) to your pfSense LAN interface that carries the 3 VLANS

    4. Connect the upstairs AP and Downstairs AP to the managed switch that carries the 3 VLANS

    5. Configure the AP management IP addresses in the LAN management.

    6. Configure LAN & GUEST SSIDs and associate them with the correct VLANS.

    Most people seem to go for the Ubiquity Unfi access-points.

    My GUEST firewall rules look like this, I know derelict isn't too keen on the not firewall rule :)

    I don't need all the blocks at the bottom as this is the default but I wanted to see the hits I was getting.




  • Thanks NogBadTheBad! That did the trick sir!


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