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PFSense - Guest Wi-Fi without VLAN's ?

Discussion in 'Routers' started by Green_Goblin, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Green_Goblin

    Green_Goblin New Around Here

    Nov 25, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
  2. abailey

    abailey Very Senior Member

    Mar 29, 2014
    Tennessee, USA
    Many Wifi routers that offer a guest feature actually use VLANs in the background. You just don't see it. There are some that just use isolation. There are AP's that offer similar isolation. They have nothing to do with the router you use (so nothing to do with pfSense). Anyway the only one I know of and have had experience with are the Ubiquiti AP's. They can do guest isolation without VLANs.
  3. HeMaN

    HeMaN Regular Contributor

    Jun 30, 2016
    what I can think of creating a guest network in pfsense without using vlans, is using an additional network interface card in the pfsense box and connect an access point to it. then you can use pfsense fw rules to allow/disallow/control what guest clients can do.

    I myself use pfsense in combination with ubiquity ap's, using the multi ssid option of the ap combined with vlans, and pfsense to control what the guests vlan can (not) do

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G955F met Tapatalk
  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

    Aug 11, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Create a dedicated VLAN for the Guest network - and have AP's that support SSID to VLAN mapping

    The consumer off the shelf routers actual set up a VLAN in the background and map the Guest WLAN SSID to that VLAN