Assign lan as wifi

  • Hello,

    How do I tell pfSense that a nic is used for wifi?
    At the moment I am trying to learn how to use pfSense with a VM and have a usb wifi card being bridged in as the third nic. That's fine if its not possible but..

    When I reformat our backup server I will be connecting a ubiquiti rocket to a ubiquiti M5 sector antenna and this setup will still be connecting to the server's 10/100 nic.

    I suppose I should confirm while I'm asking, is setting up a Wireless Internet Service Provider (it's just a small rural community of ~200) an appropriate use of pfSense?

    I don't have any experience setting up this hardware or this type of project, but I have a growing understanding -if I understand something incorrectly, please correct me.

    Thank you for your help, advice, and any other suggestions you may have.

  • Netgate Administrator

    I'm not sure I understand the question.
    I've never run pfSense as a VM so I can't comment there but in a full install your wireless interface will be recognised automatically (as long as it's a supported device) and the wireless options will appear in the interfaces section of the gui.
    If, however, you are using an external access point connected to via ethernet then why do you want to tell pfSense that it's wifi on the end? What do you hope to gain by doing so?
    I would say that a WISP is a very appropriate use of pfSense.  :)

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