OPNsense Forum

Archive => 16.1 Legacy Series => Topic started by: Kilrathy on March 02, 2016, 11:17:06 am

Title: Wireless Howto
Post by: Kilrathy on March 02, 2016, 11:17:06 am

I have a box with an Compex WLE200NX wireless card.
How can I create two SSIDs for an internal and external (guest) wlan?
I found out, I have one interface ath0 and I can create one additional under Interfaces -> Wireless -> Devices which will be ath0_wlan1. A second one is not possible, OPNsense give me the error

Code: [Select]
Error creating interface with mode Infrastructure (BSS). The ath0 interface may not support creating more clones with the selected mode.
Even when ath0_wlan1 is on Access Point Mode.

So after this I could assign ath0 and ath0_wlan1 to an interface - is this correct?
Title: Re: Wireless Howto
Post by: strahlenopfer on May 13, 2016, 01:52:24 pm
Hi Kilrathy,

I was able to add two WiFi devices (ath0_wlan1 and ath0_wlan2, both Access Point mode), and I assigned the interfaces to two WiFis. Both SSIDs are seen by the clients, but the clients fail to connect to the second WiFi (ath0_wlan2).

Did you finally manage to get two WiFis working?
Title: Re: Wireless Howto
Post by: franco on May 17, 2016, 10:33:29 am
Only clones can be used as interfaces, the parent devices are hidden in recent versions of OPNsense but weren't for up until the first images for 16.1.

I can take a look at the clone creation problem, but I'm thinking FreeBSD 10.x with ath(4) is not suitable for multi-AP mode. A lot of people have suggested using different NICs or external APs altogether.
Title: Re: Wireless Howto
Post by: Mks on January 10, 2017, 07:56:07 pm

I've encountered the same issue and found during my research this post which describes the problem a bit more in detail.

https://github.com/opnsense/core/issues/1145 (https://github.com/opnsense/core/issues/1145)

We have to wait for an solution, hopefully with the next release.