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Offline Omly

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Can't connect pfSense to my router
« on: May 03, 2012, 11:00:39 am »
Hello Everyone,

I installed pfSense for the first time and I
have problems configuring the WAN Interface.

I am using a USB wireless Adapter as the WAN
interface, and I can't connect pfSense to
the router.

I can ping the LAN and WAN IP addresses,
from another machine, but I can't ping
the router.

In Network-specific wireless configuration
I entered:
Mode: Infrastructure(BBS)
WPA: Enable WPA
WPA mode: WPA2
WPA key Management Mode: Pre Shared Key
I entered the preshared key
I also entered the Router's SSID

I noticed that when I entered ifconfig
I saw that the status is: no carrier

Can anybody help me out? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Can't connect pfSense to my router
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 03:57:05 pm »
Not all wireless devices can be used in pfsense (FreeBSD). Check:

For 2.0:
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.1R/hardware.html#WLAN

For 2.1:
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.3R/hardware.html#WLAN

Check here to make sure that it theoretically supported.

Past that, check the logs for any errors in wireless communication.

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Re: Can't connect pfSense to my router
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 06:45:13 am »
Thanks for your reply, I solved the problem, it was an configuration issue.