Wireless AP configuration?



  • I have had an IPCop box running for several years, but broke it with a Net-to-Net application. So I am trying to shift to pfSense and am unable to access the Net wirelessly, even though I am clearly on the wireless network. I believe its a DNS problem that I cannot fathom.

    I have built the pfS box and have the LAN running. It works fine. Wireless looks like this:

    Cable modem >> pfSense >> Linksys WRT54GS >> Laptop

    This worked fine as:

    Cable modem >> IPCop >> Linksys WRT54GS >> Laptop

    so I know that the wireless AP works. I can even shift back to the IPCop box and get wireless net access running. My laptop will also join the wireless WRT54GS network flawlessly even on pfS. I can see the laptop on the pfSense routing table. But that's as far as I can get.

    I followed the config instructions here:
    http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/configure_professional_firewall_using_pfsense?page=0%2C1

    I use the OpenDNS servers, and have them correctly listed in my General Setup. They work on my LAN. I have tried turning DNS forwarding off and on, checking the DNS mapping boxes and not checking the DHCP registration boxes in the DNS forward service. I just can't get out of my house on my wireless network.

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong here?



  • @mildmanneredreporter:

    I have had an IPCop box running for several years, but broke it with a Net-to-Net application. So I am trying to shift to pfSense and am unable to access the Net wirelessly, even though I am clearly on the wireless network. I believe its a DNS problem that I cannot fathom.

    I have built the pfS box and have the LAN running. It works fine. Wireless looks like this:

    Cable modem >> pfSense >> Linksys WRT54GS >> Laptop

    This worked fine as:

    Cable modem >> IPCop >> Linksys WRT54GS >> Laptop

    so I know that the wireless AP works. I can even shift back to the IPCop box and get wireless net access running. My laptop will also join the wireless WRT54GS network flawlessly even on pfS. I can see the laptop on the pfSense routing table. But that's as far as I can get.

    I followed the config instructions here:
    http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/configure_professional_firewall_using_pfsense?page=0%2C1

    I use the OpenDNS servers, and have them correctly listed in my General Setup. They work on my LAN. I have tried turning DNS forwarding off and on, checking the DNS mapping boxes and not checking the DHCP registration boxes in the DNS forward service. I just can't get out of my house on my wireless network.

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong here?

    UPDATE: For some reason, two reboots got it going again.


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