Pfsense box as an access point?

  • Ok, I know enough to be dangerous, but not enough to do this on my own.

    I have a wifi card in my pfsense box as opt1, I renamed it to wifi, and bridged it to my LAN.

    What more do I have to do to make a wireless computer pick up a connection to the internet from my pfsense box?

  • I seem to have found a snag in my grand plan.

    I was looking over a few other threads, and saw a pic of the opt interface menu, which showed "wireless configuration"

    If I don't see that on my opt ports, that means pfsense doesn't recognize my wifi card as a wireless device, is that correct?

  • If it is not recognised it shouldnt even show up as an OPTx
    Are you sure you did assign the card as a OPT? (Interfaces –> assign)

  • yep, now I'm feeling silly, forgot about one interface, the on board one, so, yes, the wifi card isn't even recognized.

    I guess I should pick up one of these atheros cards I've seen mentioned around here.

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