WRAP as wireless AP with wlm54g (Atheros) works only if pinging WHY???
Here's what i have: (need any more infos? just let me know)
wlm54g Atheros Wireless (Has two Antenna Ports, turned one off through sysctl command, (BTW setting won't stick when i put it in the sysctl.config any ideas how i can achieve that?)
Pfsense Version 1.2RC2
LAN: Ethernet 1
WAN: Ethernet 2 (to Cable Modem configured trough DHCP)
WLAN: Mode: Access Point, WEP, Bridged with LAN, Firewall rule to pass any to any and all protocols
The behavior i am experiencing is rather strange... i can connect Notebooks (dell d620/apple iBookG4), I get an IP through DHCP... so far so good... now when i try to get a webpage, the first few bits get loaded and then suddenly everything stops... then i fire up "cmd" or "terminal.app" and issue a ping to a remote site to check connectivity... exactly in that moment the page starts loading again... when i continuously ping the outside world i don't experience any stalls... when i stop pinging -> first few bits get loaded... then nothing...
I played around with diversity and turned off the antenna that isn't connected... that improved the range... but not the pinging phenomenon... that's the only positive thing i can report after hours of frustrating trial and error with the wireless and firewall settings... even installing older versions of pfsense didn't change the behavior...
What am i missing??? been pondering for a while now... anyone got any ideas?
Thanks... any help appreciated...
GruensFroeschli last edited by
could you post the content of your system log when that happens?
It looks like, due to bridging, the arp table isn't populated correctly.
try tcpdump -i bridge0 (or whatever bridgeN corresponds this interfaces pair) and see what's going on when you try to access the web page and are getting a timeout.
watch for messages like "who has arp blablabla" and replies