Dhcp with wifi router



  • Hi,

    I have a pfsense server with a wan and a lan port.
    Every lan client gets his ip from the pfsense box.

    Now I've added an accesspoint which forwards the dhcp request to the pfsense box.
    This works sometimes. Sometimes I see the accesspoint in the ssid list with connection to automatic but the wireless don't connect. After 10-60 minutes it connects.
    I've traced the problem back to the wireless accesspoint not getting an ip for the connected wireless laptop.

    Basicly I want to check if pfsense receive the dhcp request. Is this possible and how?



  • Have a look in the DHCP log: From the web GUI, Status -> System logs then click on the DHCP tab. Depending on how long your system has been up and how many DHCP requests have been serviced you may see the startup messages from the DHCP daemon (dhcpd). You should see "action" records like

    Jan 18 19:37:45 dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:12:7b:46:e7:65 via vr0
    Jan 18 19:37:45 dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on 192.168.211.240 to 00:12:7b:46:e7:65 via vr0
    Jan 18 19:37:45 dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for 192.168.211.240 (192.168.211.173) from 00:12:7b:46:e7:65 via vr0
    Jan 18 19:37:45 dhcpd: DHCPACK on 192.168.211.240 to 00:12:7b:46:e7:65 via vr0


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