Help with wireless please



  • I've got my LAN working fine and I have a wireless access point that is allegedly bridged with the LAN.

    All of the wireless clients can browse the internet and are therefore routing through the WAN properly, BUT none of them can see the LAN, they don't join the domain and I cant ping them from a wired machine.

    Also the xbox attached via a bridge can once again browse the internet, but is unable to connect to my network shares and again cannot be pinged, neither can the bridge..

    I'm assuming it's some routing that's missing, this is what I have :

    in Wireless :

    	Proto  	Source  	Port  	Destination  	Port  	Gateway  	Description  	
    	* 	Wireless net 	* 	* 	            *   	* 	        Default Wireless -> any  	
    
     	* 	Wireless net 	* 	 LAN net 	  * 	      * 	      Default Wireless -> LAN 
    

    (I know I probably don't need the second rule, it seems to make no difference anyway)

    in LAN :

    Proto  	Source  	Port  	Destination  	Port  	Gateway  	Description  	
    * 	LAN net 	* 	* 	         * 	   * 	         Default LAN -> any 
    

    Intra BBS is enabled and the OPT1 (wireless) is set up as an access point, and I'm at a loss as to why it doesn't work. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?



  • I'm almost 100% sure this is down to the bridge (or lack of it) - is there anyway to test the bridge / force re-establishment of it?



  • The status of the bridge is reported at status>interfaces. What does it look like at your setup? Btw, you only can bridge a wireless interface to something else if it is in AP-mode and all bridge interfaces have to be uplinked (in your case LAN and WLAN).



  • @hoba:

    The status of the bridge is reported at status>interfaces. What does it look like at your setup?

    Seems OK :```
    Bridge (bridge0)  learning

    on both LAN and Wireless interfaces
    
    > Btw, you only can bridge a wireless interface to something else if it is in AP-mode
    
    Yep, I'm in Access point mode
    
    > and all bridge interfaces have to be uplinked (in your case LAN and WLAN).
    
    Can you explain this bit in a little more detail please?


  • An interface in AP-mode is always up. However if you unhook the LAN interface (disconnect cable) and this link is down the bridge won't work anymore.



  • Aah, I see, no - that never happens pfsense is wired into the switch which is never off nor unplugged.

    Is there anything else that could explain the behaviour?



  • What version are you running? Maybe try the latest releng snapshot.



  • @hoba:

    What version are you running? Maybe try the latest releng snapshot.

    I am already (more or less : 1.0.1-SNAPSHOT-02-14-2007)  :'(

    Would posting my config here be a sensible thing to do so it can be checked for stupidity?



  • The mainproblem is that I can't test anything atm as I don't have my lab at my fingertips for the next few days/weeks. If you come to IRC (freenode, channel ##pfsense) and open up your administration at WAN and send me the logindetails I could take a look at your config.



  • I've not had much luck catching you online hoba, is there any way I can allow you access to my webgui so you can have a poke about and see if there's anything obvious?



  • Maybe we live in very contrary timezones? I'm usually online evening and nighttimes central european time. Give it one more try ;)



  • Will do :)

    I'm in the UK so we shouldn't be that disparate.



  • reinstalled this morning as requested.

    There seems to be a problem with the build server though, it's running 3 days behind. The most recent build there is : 1.0.1-SNAPSHOT-02-21-2007 - built on Sun Feb 25 14:57:29 EST 2007.

    is there any other means of getting the snapshot with the wireless changes commmitted?



  • You have to look at the build date, not the version number. It should be the new version.



  • Well, the build date says sunday the 25th which was 3 days ago





  • Updated to the latest snapshot, and I'm still having the same problem :(



  • We just committed a newer RAL driver. Please test in some hours with the new build.



  • Will do, thanks Hoba :)


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