WRAP connected to x86 pfSense as Access Point or Bridge
I am thinking about buying a PCI to mini PCI adapter and using my Winstrom Newweb CM9 Atheros as an Access Point in my x86 box pfSense firewall. Then I thought that maybe I should just connect the WRAP wireless setup to and existing x86 interface and to possibly use it at a WiFi bridge only with no nat etc. Is this possible? Will it work properly as I intend? To just accept wireless and pass it on to the main PFS firewall.
Or is there another cool setup that I have not mentioned that someone would like to suggest.
You can do it either way you describe. Which to do depends on your personal preference.
I looked around pfs and cannot find where i would disable nat. can you tell me what tab I would find that under and what that feature is called specifically?
You can do this at
–> System: Advanced functions : Traffic Shaper and Firewall Advanced --> Disable Firewall
If you bridge the interface, it won't get NAT'ed.
Or if you just want to route, enable Advanced Outbound NAT with no NAT rules.
What heiko suggested is a bit extreme unless you don't want to do any filtering whatsoever.