How to add a certain SSID a member of a VLAN

  • Hi Guys,

    I'm new here and I'm trying to learn about PFSense and Networking as much as possible. I have little experience of PFSense and just a little bit of networking knowledge.

    Anyways, here's what I'm trying to do:

    I want to know how to assign a certain SSID to a VLAN. Basically, I have AP that can create multiple SSID. I want to create a Guest SSID and assign it to VLan1 so I can create firewall rules on it.

    I'm not sure where to start, anyways, would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

  • This is a feature your AP has to support.
    Maybe there's something at "Advanced Settings | Wireless" where you can assign SSIDs to VLANs. I don't know your ASUS so I can't say. You probably find more help with ASUS gear over at their forums, don't you think?
    Otherwise you have to look for a different AP.

  • Thanks

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    I doubt those off the shelf wifi routers support vlans, if it supports 3rd party like dd-wrt or open-wrt then you might be able to do vlans depending on the chip on the wifi router.

    If what you want is vlan support I would really suggest you just get a real AP.. The new AC line from unifi is very home budget friendly the lite version is $89 with the pro going for $149..  Prob cheaper than what you paid for that asus router ;)

  • I use a asus ac68u router in the US with Tomato ddwrt and it is set to give OVPN on one SSID and clear net on another SSID via a bridged VLAN - so far its working well

    You also get the ability to restrict or enable access to OVPN via MAC address (don't know how you can do that in pfsense)

    Anyways, if you have a compatible router Tomato is worth a go - tho you do loose the ability to turn the LEDs off.

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