Wireless connection to cell phone - WAN2



  • I have a computer with three network cards
    First wan1
    Second lan 1
    Third lan2

    I added a wireless network card
    I want to use him as wan2

    If the wired connection is broken wan1
    So I will use wan2 connection when connected to a smartphone

    In short I want to connect the pfsense to a smartphone and use him as wan

    How do I do that




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  • Well

    I'm still trying
    Not with much success

    I was able to connect the phone to pfsense

    But it disconnects after a few seconds

    While it is connected
    The dhcp and \ or the DNS stop working

    The wan2 get ip only if the dhcp does not work



  • I still can not connect the cell phone to pfsense

    I tried all sorts of options but I'm not getting on with it
    I thank you for help

    The ip I get from the mobile is 192.168.43.11

    pfsense has two lan
    192.168.0.1 the dhcp handing out addresses from 1 to 99
    192.168.2.1 the dhcp handing out addresses from 1 to 99

    Occasionally it works
    And connects for a few seconds

    But when it happens
    These services stop working off and on
    apinger
    dhcpd
    dnsmasq
    ntpd
    squid
    avahi

    What is two options bottom of the page

    How I do it



  • Please little help here

    How to make it work

    It works for a few seconds and falls

    And on the way drops with it other things

    Why Some services stop working intermittently



  • one more try
    anybody



  • It may help if you stated which hotspot you are running on your cell phone?



  • There is only one option
    Activation of an hotspot
    And this is it
    The rest of this option
    What is the name of the hot spot
    And password

    The Cell Phone is Samsung Galaxy 3



  • You need to be running a hotspot on your Samsung Galaxy 3 for pfsense to connect to. Are you?



  • Yes
    I do it

    As I wrote it work
    But without success

    This Disconnect after a few seconds
    And some processes stop working intermittently



  • As a test, are you able to connect to the hotspot on your phone with a notebook or some other method successfully?

    Does your carrier allow you to run a hotspot on your phone?



  • Yes I can connect to the phone with a laptop

    And the operator does not have any problem with it



  • As a test, what happens if you assign your wireless to WAN interface?

    Do you see the phone SSID in Status, Wireless?

    What is displayed in Status, Interfaces?



  • As a test, what happens if you assign your wireless to WAN interface?

    The ip I get from the mobile is 192.168.43.11

    pfsense has two lan
    192.168.0.1 the dhcp handing out addresses from 1 to 99
    192.168.2.1 the dhcp handing out addresses from 1 to 99

    Occasionally it works
    And connects for a few seconds

    But when it happens
    These services stop working off and on
    apinger
    dhcpd
    dnsmasq
    ntpd
    squid
    avahi

    In addition I see the ip of the phone  in the list of the Gateways
    and it "on line"

    Do you see the phone SSID in Status, Wireless?

    yes

    What is displayed in Status, Interfaces?

    Status up
    ssid = the name of the phone
    Channel 12



  • So the results are the same whether the wireless is assigned to WAN or WAN2?



  • I did not notice you asked to connect the wan 1

    wan one is wired network card

    There are no options that there is in wan2

    I have attached two pictures of the interface wan1
    And interface wan2






  • As a test, assign the wireless to WAN1 using Interfaces (assign) menu. Switch network port for WAN1 and WAN2 and save. Configure wireless for WAN1 using Interfaces, WAN1 menu. It may be helpful to power off/on the machine before re-configuration of wireless  to ensure a fresh start.



  • It does not work at all

    Now for some reason
    I went into the settings of wan 2
    I do not have an option to save
    I keep getting a message

    You have to reassign the interface to be able to configure as dhcp.
    
    You have to reassign the interface to be able to configure as none.
    

    I tried to do it as well as you said
    I changed the interfaces
    But it did not matter
    I get the same message

    I tried it on version 2.0.3

    Since then I upgraded the version
    And not I dealt with it
    I do not have smartphone
    Now I have a smartphone for a few days
    So I am trying

    Can be the current version 2.1.3
    It is impossible ?



  • All I'm trying
    You can not save
    I get the error message

    You have to reassign the interface to be able to configure as dhcp.
    
    You have to reassign the interface to be able to configure as none.
    
    

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