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RickJ:
Hi Everyone!

I can't seem to get my wireless router to cooperate and I'd be forever grateful for some help. Here's the setup I'm trying to accomplish:

Gateway ---> PFSense box ----> Wifi-Router

I have referenced these two places, but neither has helped me through to the finish:
 
(Main PFSense help doc for this)
(Post by someone from 2008 who was trying to do the same thing)

Unfortunatley the second post petered out due to the original poster's misunderstanding of subnets.

My Tomato Wifi-Router Setup:

WAN: Disabled

LAN
IP: 192.168.0.2
Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (pfsense address)
DNS: 192.168.0.1 (pfsense address)
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Disabled DCHP.

As far as I know things should be working from these settings, so I'm pretty sure the error is coming from my PFSense config.

I have the Wifi-Router plugged into my OPT1 port, which I"m pretty sure is the problem. What settings do I need to supply in my OPT1 interface to successfully get things running?

Current OPT1 interface settings:

(Interface Enabled)
IPv4 configuration type: DHCP
IPv6 configuration type: none

The rest of the fields are empty except for the hostname that is currently "testwifi"

I have also gone into the firewall rules for OPT1 and added a rule to let all IPv4 traffic pass.

It would probably be best if I could just bridge my OPT1 port to the LAN port that is currently configured, but barring that what do I need to do to adjust my OPT1 settings? I can't just copy/paste my current LAN port settings can I? (I assume that copy/pasting would cause a conflict when both LAN and OPT1 try and use 192.168.0.1 as their static IPv4.)

Thanks for taking a look!  :)

Nullity:
Why the OPT1?
Can we get more information about your network topology?
I am assuming you need to bridge LAN and OPT1 or make them completely serparate networks.

I have a very similar setup and my pfSense config has only WAN and LAN. WAN is my ADSL modem and LAN is my RT-N66U in AP mode.

Derelict:

--- Quote ---It would probably be best if I could just bridge my OPT1 port to the LAN port that is currently configured

--- End quote ---

No, no, no.

Just put the Tomato on your LAN.

A couple scenarios:

https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=81014.msg442131#msg442131

https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=88942.msg491727#msg491727

RickJ:
Thanks for the replies Nullity and Derelict,

Yes Nullity, as you suspected I didn't give my full topography, my apologies. I already have an ASUS router plugged into the PFsense LAN port which is providing connectivity to our main un-managed switch (this is why I was asking about bridging, Derelict). 

Because I already have one router using the LAN port, I was hoping to plug in the wireless router into OPT1 and set up a separate network.

Now as far as the VLAN post you linked Derelict, would that information be what I need to do in my OPT1 settings?   

Derelict:
You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.  You don't need a bridge.

Just plug the new AP into the unmanaged switch.  I am at a loss why you think you need the Asus on LAN.

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