How to access wifi router/AP connected to LAN1/2 admin page from LAN
I have a pfsense box with 1+3 WAN+LAN ports. I have separated all the wifi traffic to OPT2/LAN2. I am unable to access the router's (connected on OPT2/LAN2) administration page from LAN.
Firewall rule on both LAN and LAN2 is set allow from any to any. Any suggestion in this regard will be helpful.
Does the AP you are trying to connect to have any concept of a management network or a default gateway for traffic to/from its management web page?
My guess is not so you probably need to put an outbound NAT rule on OPT2 so traffic from LAN appears to be coming from the pfSense OPT2 address from the AP's perspective.
kvamsi.k143 last edited by kvamsi.k143
Yes, I am using Asus RT-AC1200G+ in access point mode with a IP reservation on the DHCP server.
I have also set the gateway as the IP address of LAN2.
Can you emphasize on the Outbound NAT rule pls. Currently set to Automatic.
If your AP has the concept of a default gateway for management traffic you don't need the outbound NAT.
You might want to post some screenshots of it's management interface configuration.
my bad.. router do not have management interface. It is a home router that can act as a default gateway.
I am able to manage the router when connected to the network on OPT2, but not from LAN.
Have you got a default route on it for any subnet that isn't local?
Firewall > NAT, Outbound
Set mode to Hybrid and save.
Add a new rule:
Destination: Network, IP address of router, /32
Translation Address: LAN2 Address
Thanks for the solution. This worked.