Problems accessing a device on a different sub-net



  • I upgraded my computer hardware recently and got a 4 port NIC. I created a second network for my IOT devices. Thanks to YouTube, Lawrence (LTS) and some fancy routing, I got both networks up an running. I have some Cisco AP's and netgear switches for my main network but decided to use my old wrt310n as an access point / switch for my IOT network, which is what I had before I upgraded.
    When I connect to the IOT network, I can ping all devices on the network, get internet access and log in to the wrt310n router but cannot ping the main network, which is what I wanted.
    The problem arises when I try to ping or log into the wrt310n router from the main network.
    From My PC on the man network I can ping all devices on that network , I have internet access, I can ping and log into all devices on the IOT network execpt the wrt310n router.
    Does that sound like a pfsense problem or is something more sinister playing off?



  • Have you configured the default gateway on the wrt310n?


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    @viragomann said in Problems accessing a device on a different sub-net:

    Have you configured the default gateway on the wrt310n?

    Exactly.. Many a native firmware for wireless routers don't even have an option to put a gateway on the lan IP.. If you can run 3rd party firmware on it, you can prob add it.

    if not you will have to source nat traffic to the wrt310n IP to look like traffic from your lan is pfsense IP on that wrt310n network.


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