Obtaining an IP address is very slow with pfsense



  • Hi guys…i have Just installed a DHCP server with pfsense but i have faced two problems :

    First : Obtaining an IP address is very slow.
    Second : pfsense can't give any a cell phone client an IP address.

    Any an idea about that ?

    thank you.



  • @Raafat:

    First : Obtaining an IP address is very slow.

    The pfSense DHCP server log might provide some clues: (see Status -> System Logs and click on DHCP tab.)

    @Raafat:

    Second : pfsense can't give any a cell phone client an IP address.

    Works for me. Family members have three different Android phones which successfully get IP addresses from a pfSense DHCP server.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    What build are you running of pfsense?

    And dhcp works on mine as well, with multiple cell phones - android, blackberry both get IPs no issue, along with multiple other wireless and wired devices all getting dhcp without any issues.



  • We know nothing about his wifi,  Is it an AP or built in card.
    How is the interface set up?  Correctly?  DHCP running or no?
    Basically, til now all I know is his wifi doesn't work right.

    For all I know, he is running an AP on an interface with static IP only.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    ^ agreed there is no information to even start "guessing" at what could be wrong if anything.