Some error disables wired connections



  • Hello, again..

    I have yet another problem. It have occured a couple of times the last few days. Suddenly from nowhere, all my "wired" connections becomes unusable, however the WIFI still works - and LAN and WIFI is  bridged!

    When I turn on the monitor on my pfsense-box, I am able to ping my gateway etc - hence why WIFI still works - but all other local hosts are unpingable.
    The only solution is to reboot pfSense.

    Here is a photo taken 20-30 seconds after it occured:

    I guess it is the miniupnp-string.
    Does anyone have any idea what the reason could be? If you need more information about my setup, feel free to ask.


  • Banned

    Perhaps stop bridging in the first place? Especially when your wifi is extremely unstable and flooding log with galores of "stuck beacon" errors.



  • @doktornotor:

    Perhaps stop bridging in the first place? Especially when your wifi is extremely unstable and flooding log with galores of "stuck beacon" errors.

    Bridging is the only way I made pfSense work both with LAN and as an AP. However, I've been running this setup for months, and the problems just started after the 2.2.4-upgrade.


  • Banned

    @rocketdog:

    Bridging is the only way I made pfSense work both with LAN and as an AP.

    Huh???



  • @doktornotor:

    @rocketdog:

    Bridging is the only way I made pfSense work both with LAN and as an AP.

    Huh???

    I had a hard time setting the pfsense-box up, and was happy enough when I finally made wifi and lan work on the same IP-range. So I've used the same setup ever since.
    However, back to the problem.. :P



  • I don't have this issue but I think I remember having read that you can use a generic AP without having to bridge if you disable DHCP on the AP and then plug one of its LAN connections into one of your pfSense LAN ports.



  • Alright. I might check it out later.

    Does anyone know what the wifi-problem is? the 'ath0: stuck beacon ; resetting (bmiss count 4)' ?


  • Netgate

    Wi-Fi support in FreeBSD blows chunks when compared with all the decent, low-cost, purpose-built APs on the market these days?



  • @Derelict:

    Wi-Fi support in FreeBSD blows chunks when compared with all the decent, low-cost, purpose-built APs on the market these days?

    Remembered I had an TP-Link WIFI Router lying around collecting dust. So I plugged it straight into the LAN-interface.
    Laptops connects just fine, but Android and Chromecast clients does not work at all.


  • Netgate

    Sounds like Wi-Fi just isn't your thing.

    (Did you disable the DHCP server on the TP-Link?)

    (I said "AP" (Access Point).  Not "Router")



  • @Derelict:

    Sounds like Wi-Fi just isn't your thing.

    (Did you disable the DHCP server on the TP-Link?)

    (I said "AP" (Access Point).  Not "Router")

    Correct. I never had much time fooling around with it. Except once trying to turn a usb-dongle into a AP..after many hours/days of cursing, it worked…but whatever.

    Yes, I disabled DHCP. Androids can finally connect. Now it's just the darn Chromecast left. I remember some setting when I had the AP running at the pfsense which made the Chromecast work, can't find it on this cheap TP-Link-thing though.