HOWTO: DHCP on WIFI



  • Hi all,

    after too many hours trying to find out simply why it doesn't work do get an IP address on my WIFI connection even if I followed all HOWTO's and descriptions on the forum here, I finally found a simple and logic solution:

    -> If your LAN interface is down which means you have not connected any client to your LAN interface, you can't use WIFI since it's bridged to a interface that is down.

    Solution: make sure your LAN interface is up, i.e. connect a computer, a hub, switch or any other LAN device that is running while you want tu use WIFI.

    To allow DHCP requests from WIFI, read http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=13351.0

    Thanks for reading and have fun!

    Moderators: please make this sticky!


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    This has been asked and answered multiple times, really, some searching should have turned it up.

    The alternative is to make your WIFI interface your LAN and bridge the wired OPT1 port to it instead of the other way around. It's a little trickier to configure, but you don't have to worry about what is or is not plugged in.


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