2.2.4 WLAN on WAN causes Kernel Crash
- 4G WiFi modem / 802.11g/n Channel 2 / WPA2 Personal / AES Encryption
Dell Lattitude D630
WAN: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965
LAN: Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Controller
this laptop has been running my home firewall for over 4 years on 2.1.x (up to 2.1.3)
The setup has varied at times (different houses).
This recent house move, I have been using it with a WiFi 4G modem. the pfsense WAN link is Wifi with the Access point and Password set in the WAN config.
It works well.
The attempted upgrade (wanted a working squid proxy) to 2.2.4 came with a consistent kernel crash.
What I have observed:
The WAN WiFI link is - AES, 802.11g, WPA2 Personal, Channel 2 between pfsense and the 4G Wifi modem.
The WAN Wifi link "attempted" was 802.11n, AES, WPA2 Personal : Crashes Kernel as soon as the link attempts to DHCP.
The premises I am in, has a "public" subscription WiFi. When pfsense is first setup, the WAN link connects to this public WiFi link, as their is no encrypted password, it works. (Tomizone@BellaVista)
When I change the SSID to mine, ("traady-9 - see attached") with WPA2 encryption, the kernel crashes and the machine reboots.
The WAN WiFi link works on either TomiZone (public, no encryption) or mine, (AES, WPA2)
Attached are some debug details of the two wifi access points described above.
As I have to work (use the internet), I have not gone back to testing 2.2.4 to assess what the cause is.
If someone wants to provide some steps for extra info they may require I am happy to do the leg work and work out what the cause is.
---- extra info ----
The same crash occured with a Lenovo X420, same setup - WAN wifi to "traady-9" interface.
Updated by Chris Buechler almost 6 years ago
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