Can connect devices to WiFi, but no internet connection.



  • I set up a new PFsense box yesterday (running 2.1.5-release) and am currently having a few problems with the WiFi.  I can access the internet fine on my LAN connection, but I can't get devices connected via WiFi to connect to the internet.  The devices are getting an IP from DHCP.

    Here's my firewall rule for the wireless interface:

    ID Proto Source Port Destination Port Gateway Queue Schedule Description
    add

    add
    icon   IPv4 * * * * * * none   WiFi data

    The WiFi was actually working yesterday until I swapped the WiFi card.  The WiFi interface is bridged with the LAN connection.



  • Might be worth starting here: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Supported_Wireless_Cards. If the old wireless card worked and the new one doesn't then it will probably be a hardware compatibility issue.



  • @Spyryt:

    I set up a new PFsense box yesterday (running 2.1.5-release) and am currently having a few problems with the WiFi.  I can access the internet fine on my LAN connection, but I can't get devices connected via WiFi to connect to the internet.  The devices are getting an IP from DHCP.

    Here's my firewall rule for the wireless interface:

    ID Proto Source Port Destination Port Gateway Queue Schedule Description
    add

    add
    icon   IPv4 * * * * * * none   WiFi data

    The WiFi was actually working yesterday until I swapped the WiFi card.  The WiFi interface is bridged with the LAN connection.

    off the top of my head, always go with packet flow logically.

    what does the firewall log show?  can you ping your OPT1 Default gateway? can you ping your LAN default gateway?  can you ping your WAN ip address?  etc…

    if you can ping all of the above I would check your source NAT rules and verify that pfsense has created a rule to NAT your OPT1 source traffic.  etc...


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