How to use an external access point with 2.3.5
I am connected to a DSL connection out in the wilderness. I am using a netgate APU which of course has 3 NICs with the DSL modem connected to the WAN port. All of my devices are wireless, and prior to using the Netgate APU, I was using a Netgear R7000 (running Tomato) for the two wireless devices and using wireless for everything else. I would like to plug my R7000 into the APU and make use of the ports and definitely the wireless portion and have pfsense manage accordingly.
I know that I can setup a wired VLAN on the R7000 and then plug into the LAN port on the APU. But I am lost on how to use the wireless portion. So how is the correct way to setup pfsense so that it will utilize the R7000 at my LAN with it assigning DHCP address, QOS, etc? Any pointers would greatly appreciated!
*** I was reading the pfsense book and thought I had some clarity. I disable the DHCP server under tomato, and plugged into the LAN port. Now I am confused on what I need to change on the tomato?
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I disable the DHCP server under tomato, and plugged into the LAN port. Now I am confused on what I need to change on the tomato?
Where's your problem, what exactly isn't working?
Disabling DHCP and plugging into Lan seems correct. What did you plug into "Lan", where from? Does a PC/laptop get a DHCP lease from that … cable?
You would need to change nothing on the tomato, other than you should set its lan IP to be on whatever network you plug it into..
If your going to be using vlans, vs native untagged network on the lan side of your wifi router (ap) then you would have to setup that in tomato as well… But if not using vlans with tags.. Then just plug it into interface on pfsense and your done.. It does come in handy to set the tomato lan IP and gateway to work with your network your plugging it into..
Then connect to that tomato IP and setup your wifi.