At the moment I have an wired network provided by my pfSense router. I bought an Access point (tl-wa801nd access point), in order to have a wireless network in my wired network. In my computer host, I am able to connect me to the new wireless network, nevertheless I am not capable to connect me to the internet. The configuration is this:

In my pfSense Router (in Services DHCP server):

Subnet mask:
Available Range: -
Range: -
DNS servers:,

and the other options have default values.

In my tp-link Access Point:

Type: Static IP
IP Adress:
Subnet Mask:
Allow remote access: no

(DHCP Settings)
DHCP Server: Disable
Start IP Address:
End IP Address:
Address Lease Time: 1 Minute
Default Gateway:
Default Domain: 
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:

I think this has to be with pfSense, since when I connect the AP into another home router, I am able to access internet. I am not sure how the configuration should be and why, maybe both Router and Access Point must have same values, but I don't know. Thanks in advance


You need to disable the DHCP server on the TP-link box.

Most likely your wireless clients are getting DHCP off your AP and you haven't configured a correct gateway and DNS.

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  • but if I disable DHCP server on the TP-link box, now I am not even capable to connect me to the wireless network. How do I configure correctly the gateway and DNS? – DieDauphin Jun 3 '16 at 17:02
  • You should not need DHCP on the AP, the pfSense box will provide that. Two DHCP servers on the same LAN is mot a good idea. Also your AP has its IP inside the DHCP range of the pfSensw box. Maybe this is causing an IP conflict? – Per von Zweigbergk Jun 3 '16 at 17:05
  • yes, I thought that, but now I don't have access to the wireless network, and I don't see why, my other computers in the pfSense network work correctly – DieDauphin Jun 3 '16 at 17:09
  • Try setting the IP on your AP to be something outside the DHCP range. – Per von Zweigbergk Jun 3 '16 at 17:11
  • I changed it for, and still not capable to connect me to the wireless network – DieDauphin Jun 3 '16 at 17:16

In addition to everything else Per has said. You're AP gateway is pointed at itself. It needs to be pointed at the router.

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  • I have already changed that, and still I can't connect me to the wireless network – DieDauphin Jun 4 '16 at 1:38
  • Can you update your post with the your updated settings? – Ijustpressbuttons Jun 6 '16 at 16:58
  • I've just updated my settings, maybe I have to change another thing in my pfSense Router – DieDauphin Jun 7 '16 at 3:11

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