Hi all, i recently installed PFSense but i can't manage to make it work as it should, basically when i try to connect to the open wireless connection, i can only access the local network but not the internet, this is what i can see:
IP Address: 192.168.5.7
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DNS: 192.168.5.7 ( but on the LAN it show a complitely different dns)
I get my internet connection using IPStar (connected with a dish to a satellite)
The Ipstar then goes to a network switch.
The switch connect to a Dell pc with Intel Celeron running XP on which i installed PFSense running from a USB stick
The Dell pc have 2 network cards, one for the LAN (192.168.5.5) and the second for the WAN (192.168.5.20), this last one is connected to a wi-fi access point from Senao, the Engenius EOC2611P, the Default Gateway for both is set to 192.168.5.100.
I am wondering what i am doing wrong, several times the connection is lost before a proper IP Address is assigned, showing an IP starting with 169 and the Subnet Mask as 255.255.0.0, but by restarting everything again i get a proper local IP but the DNS is the same as the IP.....
My final aim, is to be able to share -for free- the internet connection i am paying for, with whoever is in this area, not looking for any money for it but i would like to show a page(NOT commercial, only something of interest to the local community, socially orientated) to whoever want to use it first.
I have been sharing the connection for a couple of years already, but i would like to add something to it, as a captive portal, did some extensive and time consuming research but all i could find are veeeery expansives dedicated softwares (paying over the top to give away something for free is out of discussion), or programs not compatibles with Windows, or again some alternative firmwares which might well just make the current access point unusable, so, PFSense seems to fit the bill...if it works
Thanks for any help/suggestion in advance!