Cannot add wireless interface



  • Dear all,

    I have limited knowlegde about networking, but willing to learn.

    I'd like to setup a wifi hotspot using pfsense.

    I download pfsense 2.01 i386 iso version. It is about 95mb.

    I installed it in a VMware on my laptop, I connected to internet via a netgear router.

    I configured the wlan interface, but it is same domain in my network, 192.168.0.x,

    I can login to web config page using 192.168.0.x, but when i try to add a interface, the wireless one, it gives me blank in 'parent interface ' section.

    Plz guide me what to do.  Thanks a lot.

    Must I use an indepentdent computer… But i want to use in VMware, thanks a lot. Plz help.



  • The wireless interface is a ?? brand ?? model? FreeBSD/pfSense doesn't support all wireless interfaces. Perhaps your interface is not supported.



  • Also how exactly do you intend to use the wireless-card from within a virtual environment?
    You have to configure the wireless interface in the host-system.



  • Dear all, can i use my netgear router as wireless interface?

    Or hw can i use my router to boardcast the wifi signal n use pdsense to do session management.

    Thx, in the mean time, let me try to add a wifi interface in VMware.



  • @chenZ:

    Dear all, can i use my netgear router as wireless interface?

    Do you mean as an accesspoint?
    @chenZ:

    Or hw can i use my router to boardcast the wifi signal n use pdsense to do session management.

    Thx, in the mean time, let me try to add a wifi interface in VMware.

    This part i didn't understand


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