Why am i not connecting?



  • i have the following :

    draytek vigor 130 > hp t620 plus thin clinet with pfsense 2.4.4 installed > asus gt ax 11000 wireless router > then finally my PC.

    i have set the draytek in bridged mode, but there are lots of settings there and i dont know what they are...also dhcp server is running...i selected the fiirst option in the drop down list

    the pfsense box can see the wan and lan and the wifi router.

    but im not getting no internet on my asus router...it says "there is a problem with your isps dhcp server"

    can anyone suggest what the problem is and help me get connected.

    tks in advance

    Kais


  • Galactic Empire

    How have you connected the Asus wireless router via the WAN or LAN port ?

    Does your PC work if you connect it directly to the pfSense LAN port ?



  • via the wan port...and i have no internet.

    i tried the lan port too...the connection was recognised but no internet still, coz the router kept saying plug in the network cable


  • Galactic Empire

    @Kais_1 said in Why am i not connecting?:

    via the wan port...and i have no internet.

    i tried the lan port too...the connection was recognised but no internet still, coz the router kept saying plug in the network cable

    Switch off DHCP on the Asus and connect the pfSense LAN port to the LAN port on the Asus.

    Does your PC work if you connect it directly to the pfSense LAN port ?



  • @NogBadTheBad said in Why am i not connecting?:

    How have you connected the Asus wireless router via the WAN or LAN port ?

    Does your PC work if you connect it directly to the pfSense LAN port ?

    the pc is connected to the router then to the pc not to the pfsense....

    i can connect to the pfsense from my pc 192.168.50.25

    i cant connect on 192.168.1.1 as my router has the same ip address

    and when i try to input the ip address it brings up the asus webpage


  • Galactic Empire

    @Kais_1 said in Why am i not connecting?:

    the pc is connected to the router

    I'm trying to establish here if the pfSense router is working or not, does it have a valid IP address on the WAN interface?

    Change the IP address of the Asus to 192.168.1.2 if pfSense is using 192.168.1.1.



  • i just connected the pc directly to the pfsense box and it works fine i have internet and can see the pfsense gui



  • any idea where i can find that setting in the router?

    when u do a factory reset it defaults to 192.168.1.1



  • IPv4 address 192.168.1.2/24 is being used by or overlaps with: LAN (192.168.1.1/24)

    it wont let me change it..

    am i doing something wrong


  • Galactic Empire

    @Kais_1

    • Disconnect the Asus from pfSense

    • Connect to the Asus via the LAN port

    • Change the Asus IP to 192.168.1.2/24

    • Switch off DHCP server on the Asus

    • Connect the Asus LAN port to the pfSense LAN port

    If you can't change the Asus try asking the question on the Asus forums, this isn't a pfSense problem.



  • when i connect the asus router to the pfsense box

    internet stops working and also cant connect to asus.router.com


  • Galactic Empire

    Other people here have successfully connected using a home router to provide wi-fi.

    I suggest you ask the question on the Asus forum as you've stated if you connect directly into your pfSense LAN port everything works, this isn't a pfSense issue.



  • i think that the asus router is also on 192.168.1.1...

    im not sure how to change it.

    anyone here know?

    or more to the point...does anyone know the correct settings for the draytek vigor 130



  • This is a pfSense forum. No, people don't know the config details of your random routers. Use Google for that. Use a real access point if you can (they aren't expensive for even good ones), but if you must use a wifi router as a AP:

    • disable WAN
    • disable DHCP Server
    • plug LAN port into pfSense LAN

    Now it acts like a bridge to LAN.



  • i do realise this is a pfsense forum

    which is what i am using..

    if i connect my pc directly to the pfsense..everything works fine..

    when i connect the router..things mess up..

    i thought it would be pretty straight forward to set it up but it seems this is not the case



  • I’m coming in late to the conversation, sorry. I would bet that Asus router has an “access point” mode that does all of these steps for you. There might even be instructions in the interface after you login, or online somewhere.

    Here you go:
    https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/ROG-Rapture-GT-AX11000/HelpDesk_Manual/

    In the english version, it's on page 59.

    After that, all of your setup should just work.

    Jeff



  • Did you do the things that you've been told to do by me and others? Did you disable the ASUS WAN port and ensure it's unplugged? Did you disable the ASUS DHCP server? Did you plug one of the ASUS LAN ports into your pfSense LAN?

    Describe what you've done and what happened. Just complaining "It doesn't work" won't help us help you to get it resolved. Don't be shy on giving details.



  • @akuma1x

    how would i connect in access point mode...i dont have no ai meshes ,just a wireless router

    do i connect the cable from the router lan port to the pfsense box.

    when i tried this it said please plug in a network cable to the wan port..i had no net connection



  • @KOM

    i plugged the lan port on the router to the lan port of pfsense, both worked fine..but there was no net connection as it was saying plug in a network cable

    i did not disable the dhcp server on the router..something i will try tonight



  • That's your problem. You want pfSense giving out addresses for its network, not your ASUS giving out who knows what address, mask & gateway.



  • @Kais_1 said in Why am i not connecting?:

    @akuma1x

    how would i connect in access point mode...i dont have no ai meshes ,just a wireless router

    Oops, I take that page back, sorry. The settings for access point mode look to be on page 111, under operation mode.

    Read the setup instructions, and maybe look online to find more instructions. They've got to be there.

    Jeff



  • now the pfsense box wont pick up an external ip

    my box seems temperamental



  • does anyone have any idea why my pfsense box wont pick up a external ip address from my isp.

    all the settings in the console are correct, get from dhcp.

    the only thing i can think of is the modem which is a draytek vigor 130

    can anyone help

    tks in advance

    kais


  • LAYER 8

    you are jumping from one problem to another and they have zero to do with pfsense, if yesterday was working and today is not, think of what you have done in the meantime and revert it, else reset everything and start over.Don't take it the wrong way but if you are not able to follow simple suggestion as the one given to you by @NogBadTheBad and @KOM you should ask for help to your local shop, it is unlikely that someone here have the same exact modem / pfsense / router combination that you have and that have the will to give you every single step by step instruction on how to do it



  • I would bounce them all. Bounce the cable mode first. After it comes back up, bounce pfSense. Check to see if it picked up an address.


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