Setup pfSense as an Access Point with wireless NIC card

  • I bought a ATX board with two on board NIC 1gig, Mini-Box Case, Wireless NIC.

    Note: it's not my first installed of pfSense, but with wireless NIC , YES!

    The problem is: I setup the wireless nic, SSID, Acces point mode, WPA2 and bla bla bla. But when I try to connect my Iphone or Laptop on wireless, as soon I enter the passphrase, the router (pfSense) write a lot of things on screen (Too fast to read), and reboot!

    Any idea?

  • If you haven't already tried a snapshot build of pfSense 2.1 I suggest you do so. These builds are based on FreeBSD 8.3 and so contain more up to date device drivers than any released version of pfSense.

  • I'm running the lastest version of pfSense.

  • Wallabybob is recommending a beta version, the latest stable is 2.0, so pfsense will say its up to date. 2.1 is the beta, it might fix your problems.

  • A selection of recent snapshot builds can be found by following the appropriate architecture link from then the appropriate build type link.

    If you are running the "full" version you can download a "full update" file (e.g. pfSense-Full-Update-2.1-BETA0-i386-20120918-2019.tgz) then uploading it to your pfSense box in a "manual" firmware update. It would be a good thing to save your pfSense configuration file BEFORE the firmware upgrade.

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