Need to add a WAP to my Lan



  • Hello all,

    I had this working on 1.2.3 but the 2.0 RC1 upgrade blew up my setup so I reflashed my setup and am starting fresh.

    I have everything working except getting the WAP to work.

    I have some devices that can't work on a seperate subnet (they have to see devices on the same subnet) 192.168.1.x…

    I have a WiFi card that worked fine with 1.2.3 so it should work now.

    I have added a WiFi interface, set up WPA2 and all the old settings but devices can't seem to get an IP, I even made a rule of everything can be passed but it still doesn't work. What am I missing?

    Thanks!



  • @Disconnect:

    I have added a WiFi interface, set up WPA2 and all the old settings but devices can't seem to get an IP, I even made a rule of everything can be passed but it still doesn't work. What am I missing?

    Do your WiFi devices see the network you configured?

    Does the firewall log DHCP requests from WiFi devices? (If so, your rule is probably too restrictive. Please post the details of your rule here.)

    Does a packet capture on the WiFi interface show DHCP requests and responses?

    What OS does your device run? What WiFi interface does it have? What WPA Pairwise variant of WPA2 have you configured? (I have a Linux netbook with a VIA chipset on a mini-PCI-E WiFi card. I wasn't able to get TKIP working but AES does.)



  • My devices do see my WiFi just don't get a DHCP assigned. I need them to be able to and get assigned IPs on the 192.168.1.x network (same as my LAN).

    I put in a rule in WiFi for everthing passing and that didn't help.

    As for what OS, I have tried a Nokia Phone, a Win7 laptop and a Android tablet and none are able to get on the network.

    I am using a Soekris 5501 as my pfSense box, I have a Atheros BG card in it's PCI slot acting as a WAP, it worked when I had 1.2.3 on it, just isn't with pfSense 2.0. I managed it in 1.2.3 by bridging WiFi to Lan but I can't figure out how to do that with 2.0.

    My pfSense 2.0 is a fresh blast, no upgrade or anything so I guess my question is what are the steps to adding a Atheros card to be a WAP on my LAN and treat wireless devices as if they were wired all all getting addressed from the same DHCP pool.

    Thanks for the time!



  • @Disconnect:

    I put in a rule in WiFi for everthing passing and that didn't help.

    If you are prepared to entertain some doubt about your firewall rule please read my post about my working configuration in http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,34314.msg177932/topicseen.html#msg177932.

    After adding your rule did you reset firewall states? (See Diagnostics -> States, click on Reset States tab)



  • OK bob, That worked and thank you…

    But it was kinda weird, I followed your instructions and lost contact to my LAN, I could still get a DHCP address but nothing was out there.

    So I plugged in my serial cable and reset the LAN IP.

    Looking at the interfaces I could see LAN was set to Bridge0 so I tried the WiFi again and walla! Just not sure why and why I had to reset the LAN to the IP subnet again.

    But hey, it's working and again thanks!


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