Wifi Router Connection

  • I was hoping someone could help me I've tried a bunch of different combinations to get my pfsense box to run on my desired network but to no avail yet.

    PROBLEM: I have a computer with a onboard motherboard NIC and I recently bought 2 rosewell reltalk network cards (x3 NICs) and a AC1750 ASUS wireless router, I want to run my comcast modem into my pfsense box and out to my asus wifi router which (Should?) give me wifi access and also use the LAN ports for wired computers.

    WHAT IVE DONE SO FAR: I was able to set up a WAN and LAN connection with a direct connection into a desktop but when I try to set it up to my ASUS wifi router, I can see the devices are connected to the wifi frequencies but it is not allowing me to connect the internet via wifi router.

    I'm taking networking classes at my community college and my professor told me about pfsense, so I understand most of the concept and basics of networking.
    Could someone point me in the right direction so I can get my setup to run right?

    Thanks for your time,

  • Do you have a firewall rule on your OPT1 (I'm assuming your WiFi is OPT1?) interface to allow it access out?

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    A better solution would be one pfSense LAN interface into a switch and plug your wireless router's LAN port and any wired workstations/devices into the switch.  You can save the other router ports for things that require routing.

    See this for what you need to do with your wireless router in a nutshell:  https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=81014.0

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