Opt1 DHCP issues



  • This is probally a dumb question but search doesn't seem to find anything similar. I have a PC running PFsense 1.2 RC3 with 1 issue, the LAN and WAN connections are working fine, but I cannot get a DHCP lease from the OPT1 nic (all three nics are Intel Pro 100/s fxp). I have the LAN interface on 192.168.1.1/24 and I have set the OPT1 interface to 192.168.2.1/24 with DHCP enabled on this interface and bridging disabled (these will be 10.0.0.1/16 and 10.1.0.1/16 once its deployed). The LAN interface has 2 VLANS assigned to it which will be handled by a Cisco 2950 switch (not currently deployed), but the OPT1 interface is and will remain VLAN free.

    The goal is to hang a WRT54G on opt1 to function as a wireless AP which will be separated and secured from the LAN. For the moment I just have opt1 running to a laptop, and a basic OPT1 -> any firewall rule in place, but I cannot get any traffic threw on this interface. So, my question is what have I missed here? Can anyone spot any mistakes I have made? Is this the right way to setup an external wireless access point with and PFsense? I'm rather new to this networking lark so any suggestions will be appreciated.

    VaKo



  • Try with a switch between.

    opt1 –-- switch ---- laptop

    also remember a default rule on opt1

    • opt1 net * * * * * *

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