Problem with Bridging



  • I'm having trouble getting ral0 (wireless) and fxp2 (LAN nic) to bridge, in the interfaces tab, it show bridge(0) as learning and whilst the machines on the wireless network can connect to the internet, they can't connect to the machines on the LAN.

    Can anyone help?



  • The wireless device is OPT1 and you bridged it to LAN, right? Also, is the wireless interface in accesspoint mode? a bridge will only work if the device is in accesspoint mode. Also check if your firewallrules are ok (check status>systemlogs, firewall).



  • @hoba:

    The wireless device is OPT1 and you bridged it to LAN, right?

    Correct, I only need to bridge OPT1 to LAN right? I don't have to bridge LAN to OPT1 as well do I?
    @hoba:

    Also, is the wireless interface in accesspoint mode?

    It is
    @hoba:

    a bridge will only work if the device is in accesspoint mode. Also check if your firewallrules are ok (check status>systemlogs, firewall).

    They seem OK, there's nothing showing in the status>systemlogs, firewall at all (is that right?)

    One thing that doesn't look right though is that on the screen of the pfsense box I keep getting : bridge0: Ethernet Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    where the MAC address is different each time



  • Looks like your configuration is valid. You have pass any rules at the lan and opt1 interface? The firewallogs usually should not be empty. What version are you running?



  • @hoba:

    Looks like your configuration is valid. You have pass any rules at the lan and opt1 interface? The firewallogs usually should not be empty. What version are you running?

    I'm running 1.0.1-SNAPSHOT-11-19-2006

    I think a re-install might be in order.



  • OK, reinstalled 1.01 and before doing anything else attempted to bridge OPT1 with LAN. Both interfaces under status > interfaces > bridge(0) are showing as learning again.

    is there anyway to force the bridge?



  • Learning means the bridge is operational, and is learning the mac addresses attached on both sides.



  • Sorry, forgot to post back, the reinstalling of 1.01 did the trick, wireless is up and running correctly now

    Thanks Scott :)



  • @PC_Arcade:

    Sorry, forgot to post back, the reinstalling of 1.01 did the trick, wireless is up and running correctly now

    Thanks Scott :)

    i have same problem
    i'm reinstall, and not working
    i have 1.0.1 built on Sun Oct 29

    what im work:
    alias opt1 on ath0 (i have wlm54g)
    bridge with lan
    access point

    in wireless device, i see access point, strenght is good
    im connecting, for 1 sec or 2sec, when disconnect

    what is wrong?



  • someone wrote:

    So for all people with the same problem:

    If you want to create the following setup:
    WAN -> Internet
    LAN -> Local wired network
    OPT1 -> AP Wireless LAN bridged to Local wired Network
    just do the following

    -Get your WAN and LAN running. Then go to the OPT1 settings page and set it to be bridged with LAN. Leave the IP configuration for the OPT1 interface to static.

    -Setup the remaining wifi stuff (WPA,WEP,Keys etc) and save the settings.

    -Next go to the Firewall Rules settings page and click on OPT1 interface. Add a new rule to allow traffic from any to any.

    and now wireless client is connect, but only see wireless pfsense
    other IP on LAN dont see?
    why?
    i have fw rule, opt1 any to any



  • when i change fw rules, then my wireless client again dont connect to pfsense wifi?!

    thats is work around, to work my pfsense as access point (only lan and opt1 as wireless)



  • i have same problem for 3 months now, but my link is stable and works fine.
    (cant ping computers on lan, and wifi clients cant ping aeach other, while lan computers can ping wifi clients)
    it seems that problem is in freeBSD bridge driver, something is wrong…

    i thingk guys will fix that...  ;)


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