Category: linux

pfSense – PPPoE disconnects requiring reboot

Recently I am having some problem with my pfSense box and the router in bridge mode. This topic describe very well my problem

https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=129426.0

Currently I don’t have any solution to solve the problem. A possible workaround may be leave to the router the management of ¬†pppoe connection and set pfSense WAN with a static IP. To avoid the double NAT problem I have put my pfSense WAN IP on the DMZ of the router.

http://jaimenow.blogspot.it/p/installing-pfsense.html

http://hakology.co.uk/2014/02/pfsense-behind-a-router/

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Wireless N 5GHz DGND3700 v1

In the last days I am having some trouble running 5GHz 802.11n with this device and last version of OpenWRT. It turn out that b43 open source driver can’t work in N mode, so I switched to the proprietary WL broadcom driver. However, it cause my router to crash after a client connect to it.

I’m working on it.

https://logit.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/openwrt-and-802-11n-on-asus-wl-500w/

Next step:
log driver debug information with hostapd

OpenWRT check wireless link status

You can check if your interface is connected to an AP with

iw wlan0 link

and the output is something like this

SSID: blabla
freq: 2432
RX: 196892 bytes (1278 packets)
TX: 19107 bytes (125 packets)
signal: -35 dBm
tx bitrate: 57.8 MBit/s MCS 5 short GI

bss flags: short-preamble short-slot-time
dtim period: 0
beacon int: 100