Problem with the Connection when installing 2 Access Points



  • Hi,

    i have following infrastructure installed
    1 Modem/Router (DHCP on)–->1 PFsense(LAN DHCP on)-->1 Switch(LogiLink Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch 5-Port)-->2 Access Points (TP-Link TL-WA801ND Netz WLAN Access Point 300Mb)

    You see, nothing special, but I have problems with connecting the Guests over the Access Points with the PFsense-Server.
    The WAN-interface of pfsense is ready , i can ping several servers. But if i connect both Access Points it seems that the PFSense server can't lease IP-Adresses to the Clients on the LAN - Interface.
    The IP-Adresses on both Interfaces of the PFserver (LAN+WAN) are static, but on both Interfaces (LAN+WAN) I have run a DHCP-Server.
    In my opinion this can't be the problem because the Interfaces are seperated by Pfsense.

    I have connected the Access Points on the LAN Interface with a Switch, therefore I have connection the LAN Interface with the Up-Link Port of the Switch.

    I think i have to change the Access Points and install a WLAN-Router with DHCP? I would deactivate the DHCP-Server on the Pfsense?



  • @ofbe:

    I have problems with connecting the Guests over the Access Points with the PFsense-Server.
    The WAN-interface of pfsense is ready , i can ping several servers. But if i connect both Access Points it seems that the PFSense server can't lease IP-Adresses to the Clients on the LAN - Interface.

    It is OK with ONE Access point?

    The User Guide for V2 of the APs says they have DHCP server capability - is it disabled? (It is not good to have more than one DHCP server on a LAN.)

    What is your evidence for "it seems that the PFSense server can't lease IP-Adresses to the Clients on the LAN - Interface"?



  • I have solved the problem. The Access Points are new ones and therefore they had the same IP-Adresses. I had to change the IP-Addresses.


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