Interface with Wireless Adapter Not Displaying Wireless Config Settings
I am attempting to install a wireless WAN to connect to my phone's hotspot as a failover for my ethernet WAN that is not always reliable. I installed an Intel AX210-based card into my box running 23.01-RELEASE which readily populated as iwlwifi in the "Parent Interface" dropdown in the Interfaces > Wireless > Wireless Interface Configuration screen. However, when I assigned this to a new Interface and went to configure it (Interfaces > WANwifi (formerly OPT7)) I see no wireless configuration settings.
The wifi card seems to be working as it connects to devices that don't require authentication (e.g., Google Speakers). In looking at the pciconf output, I notice that my wired adapters have a subclass ("subclass = ethernet") however, my wifi adapter does not have any subclass defined.
Should this adapter have a subclass defined (e.g. subclass = wireless (or something like that))? If so, is there a config file or something that I can edit to define this? If that is not the problem, what is the problem?
Thank you in advance for your help!
It's probably just too new to be seen as a wifi interface in pfSense.
It showed in Interfaces > Wireless though? You were able to create the _wlan0 interface from it.
If you run:
ifconfig -vvm iwlwifi0_wlan0does it return the expected wifi data?
Oh, it's this: https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/blob/master/src/etc/inc/globals.inc#L94
So, yeah, the interface type isn't in that list yet. Try adding iwlwifi to that and see if that shows the expected settings.
@stephenw10 That worked! Thank you for your help and expertise - I very much appreciate it.
Excelllent. I added a feature request for it: https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/14050