Is this the correct method ?



  • Hi,

    I am using my DLINK DIR 600 L as wireless access point. The cable from the pfsense box (LAN) is connected to a  8 port switch.

    From  the above mentioned switch one cable is connected to my Desktop and another cable is connected to the WAN port of the

    Dlink DIR 600L. I have configured the WAN interface of DIR 600L to obtain IP using dhcp.

    One tablet is connected using WIFI and is working fine.

    I just  want to make sure that I am using the correct method.



  • Configure D-Link LAN port with static IP from pfSense LAN subnet.
    Disable DHCP server in D-Link.
    Connect D-Link to a switch through any of its LAN ports, don't use WAN port anymore.



  • @AndrewZ:

    Configure D-Link LAN port with static IP from pfSense LAN subnet.
    Disable DHCP server in D-Link.
    Connect D-Link to a switch through any of its LAN ports, don't use WAN port anymore.

    I went t Dlink's setup page then >Advanced>Wireless>Change WIreless mode from Router to AP

    Then setup LAN with an IP from the same segment as PFSense
    Enter Default Gateway iP the same as PFsensce
    Done

    But I still need to use the WAN port of my Dlink. When I plug the  cable to one of the lan ports there is no connectivity .



  • There is a separate section on the subject in the manual - "Connect to Another Router".

    If you have a configuration option to switch to AP mode - that should really simplify your life. If you don't see a link when using LAN port - that tells me that your equipment does not support auto mdi/mdi-x sensing and you need a crossover cable. However, if everything works with AP mode through the WAN - you can probably leave it as it is as WAN port may be bridged with LAN in that mode.


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