In my network pfsense is the firewall and router for my entire network. It is the only machine with direct WAN access. All other machines are behind it (and connected through a switch). I am trying to decide what would be the most secure option for wireless access distribution:
- Run pfsense on a box with wireless capabilities, and have wireless clients connect directly to the pfsense router/firewall.
- Run pfsense on a box that has wired connections only, and connect a WAP (wireless access point) to the switch on my lan, which distributes the connections from the pfsense box to my lan.
So to rephrase my question: are there there security risks in running pfsense on a box with a wireless radio, and could they potentially be resolved by moving the wireless access point to another location on the network (behind the pfsense box)?