Access AP behind pfsense
Im using pfsense to seperate my network 1 for the home network and one for the guests using a captive portal.
Is it possible to access the ap on the guest side from the home network side?
phil.davis last edited by
If the home network side is LAN, then the default allow all on LAN rule will let you initiate a session from a client system on LAN to the IP address of the guest AP.
the home network is on the wan port :/ cant i get it to work this way?
You can setup a port forward to point at the AP so you can access it from the WAN side. However it seems a bit of an odd way to have your network setup. Are you using pfSense just for the captive portal?
ye the pfsense box is just for the captive portal
kejianshi last edited by
I think its smarter to put an extra NIC card in the pfsense so that you have
WAN (assigned by ISP DHCP) Plugged directly into modem
LAN (for you) - 10.15.20.0/24
OPT (for visitors) - 10.15.21.0/24
Then plug an AP into OPT1 port for visitors. Bind Captive portal to OPT1
If the AP gets a STATIC IP on the OPT1, you can allow just that 1 IP to LAN net (10.15.20.0/24) in Firewall Rules.
In firewall rules for interface OPT1 block any with DESTINATION LAN net (10.15.20.0/24) (Before the pass everything rule)
The AP interface should be available to you.