Weird network behavior with three network interfaces
So, when I have three interfaces initially configured (LAN, WAN, and OPT1), I can't ping from my laptop to the pfSense box. The netstat routing table has incorrect routing info. If I drop OPT1, everything works and I can access the webConfigurator. I can then add OPT1 through Assign interfaces and then everything still works, i.e. netstat routing table is correct. Does anyone know why pfSense does this? It's a bit bizarre.
Now it looks like pfSense does not like my three interfaces. If I set the internal wireless (ath0) to LAN, instead of the ethernet adapter, and the ethernet adapter to OPT1, I cannot get correct routing to opt1 port. What gives?
why not bridge your wireless and lan interfaces instead of setting up routing between subnets?
The netstat routing table has incorrect routing info.
On what? How is in incorrect?
Ok, I have finally figured it all out. Access point is working, and so are all three interfaces! Whew! However, this is still an issue:
For some reason, after I reboot, the channel that I want the wireless AP to broadcast isn't accepted. I have to save and apply the changes to restart the daemons to see the changes affected to the adapter. I'm also using an Atheros chipset in the 2g surf. Hmmm…coincidence?