Wireless disconnecting



  • Hi Guess,

    I have a wireless interface (192.168.3.XXX) which is what all of our phones, tablets, laptops and MISC things are connected to.

    It's using an TP Link wireless PCI card in the computer.

    When devices are connected to it it's fine but after several hours or if no devices are actively using it then it seems to crash, it will still show the SSID, when you try and connect to it, it will again as for the password and then say "Authentication error occurred" and then will refuse you access to connecting to it.

    I also use a TP-Link Wi-Fi booster (Upstairs) which extends the network (Works fine most the time) until the Wi-Fi card decides to stop working.

    To fix it I have to disabled the adapter, and then enable it again, this then fixes all of the problems. It's like it goes to sleep however I can't seem to find a way to sort it.

    I have noticed on the firewall logs it is saying: WIRELESS2 => A Wireless IP => Destination. When I click on the "X" it says: @9(1000000103) block drop in log inet all label "Default deny rule IPv4" as well as @9(1000000103) block drop in log inet all label "Default deny rule IPv6" on some of them. I did some research and was unable to find anything useful on how to fix it.

    I just need it so the Wireless network doesn't keep crashing / not allowing the connection of devices.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Kevin


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    @Kevingorman1000:

    I just need it so the Wireless network doesn't keep crashing / not allowing the connection of devices.

    Then get an AP, wireless on FreeBSD is unstable.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Exactly - you will then even have AC.. AFAIK freebsd has no option at all for AC wifi..  Why anyone would want to use the built in wifi of freebsd.

    Get yourself real AP, or use some wifi router you have laying around as AP.

    To be honest pfsense would do everyone a favor and just force this by completely removing all wifi options from pfsense so users wouldn't even attempt it.. Until such time that freebsd wifi is actually viable.  And has support for current protocols (AC)..



  • Thanks for the information guys.

    I have just ran around the house sorting it out, I have plugged in an AP that I had laying around, if it improves I will look into getting a better AP.

    Thanks for the help!


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