PfSense as AP, how?
I have decided to give a shot and try to make an AP out of my old PC (PII@350, 128MB RAM, 2GB HDD, one 10/100 NIC, one DLink G520 Wireless card, one Netgear WGR311T Wireless card).
I've downloaded .iso version of pfSense and burned it on CD. Later on I installed it on the HDD using tutorial from http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Chapter_3:_Installing_pfSense
However, I am not clear how to setup AP. In shell I have set the same ssid for both ath0 and ath1, but I cannot see it when seaching for wireless aps using my laptop.
Does anyone know where could I find some step-by-step tutorial on setting up ap? Something like tutorial on installing pfSense from Docs…
http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Wireless_networking_with_pfSense tells me how to set it up when I get to the wireless page. But, how to get to it? I'm complete newbie to this, so please don't get mad and please be patient.
You first have to assign the wireless interfaces. You can do that from the shell menu or from the webgui at interfaces>assign. You should have ath0 and ath1 assigned to an OPTx interface each. Then simply go to interfaces>OPTx and configure your wireless settings there. You will have advanced settings if the interface is wireless (like ssid, wep, wpa, mode,…).