My problem is the wifi clients can't access the internet



  • Hello,

    I've set up pfsense with a stand alone wifi access point, Linkysys WAP54G.

    My set up is, modem (ADSL+2, bridge mode)–->pfsense 192.168.1.1--->Linkysys WAP54G 192.168.60.1

    So my problem is the wifi clients can't access the internet. I don't know if this is wifi configuration mistake or firewall or both.

    The wifi DHCP gives a ip to each client so that works ok, as I said no internet access, but the wifi clients can view the Linkysys WAP54G configuration page on the AP. I haven’t set the LAN to wifi rules as yet so wifi can be configure from LAN.

    Two questions:

    Is the gateway for Linkysys WAP54G same as the default ip of pfsesne 192.168.1.1 ?

    The pfsense interface for wifi, WifiAP, does it need a IPv4 Upstream Gateway ? or do I leave it blank ?

    Many thanks if you can help me.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Why are you trying to get your WAP to do DHCP?  It should just bridge the request to pfSense.  They should be on the same subnet.



  • @Derelict:

    Why are you trying to get your WAP to do DHCP?  It should just bridge the request to pfSense.  They should be on the same subnet.

    Sorry I reread my post:

    The wifi DHCP gives a ip to each client so that works ok,

    I'm not trying to get my WAP to do DHCP? as you can see from this below, pfsense is doing it.


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    If you are assigning 192.168.60/24 to your clients, the pfSense interface also needs to be on 192.168.60/24.  Where does 192.168.1.1 come into play?

    What is the IP address of the AP's management interface?  What is the IP address of pfSense's WIFIAP interface?



  • @Derelict:

    What is the IP address of the AP's management interface?  What is the IP address of pfSense's WIFIAP interface?

    the pfsense WiFi interface is192.168.60.1 and the AP is 192.168.60.3


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    What is 192.168.1.1 in your diagram?



  • @Derelict:

    What is 192.168.1.1 in your diagram?

    You mean this bit ?

    –->pfsense 192.168.1.1--->

    Its the pfsense box default ip address


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    But what is it doing in your diagram?  Is something still on 192.168.1.1?

    From pfSense can you ping 192.168.60.3?  From the WAP54G can you ping 192.168.60.1?

    Chen clients get DHCP do they get an address in the 192.168.60.20-50 pool?  Is their DHCP server identified as 192.168.60.1?  Can they ping 192.168.60.1?

    Wait.  Now I see it.  It's your NAT rules. You should just leave them at AUTO until you need something specific.

    Put the rules for 192.168.60.0/24 on interface WAN with a NAT Address of WAN address.




  • Wait.  Now I see it.  It's your NAT rules. You should just leave them at AUTO until you need something specific.

    Clicked the NAT AUTO then saved, working fine, Thank you.


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