Adding a tp-link wireless pcie card ac1900



  • Hi guys,

    I'm trying to add a pcie card to my pfsense hardware, the whole thing sits on an AMD platform with athlon CPU.

    I'm not sure if the system is even detecting the card, I don't see it as an interface in wireless

    This is the card: https://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-Archer-T9E-Beamforming-Low-profile/dp/B00TQEX7AQ

    This is a readable pciconf:

    none1@pci0:3:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x061914e4 chip=0x43a014e4 rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
        vendor    = 'Broadcom Corporation'
        device    = 'BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter'
        class      = network
        bar  [10] = type Memory, range 64, base 0xfd3f8000, size 32768, enabled
        bar  [18] = type Memory, range 64, base 0xfd000000, size 2097152, enabled
        cap 01[48] = powerspec 3  supports D0 D1 D2 D3  current D0
        cap 05[58] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit
        cap 09[68] = vendor (length 68)
        cap 10[ac] = PCI-Express 2 endpoint max data 128(256) RO NS link x1(x1)
                    speed 2.5(2.5) ASPM disabled(L0s/L1)
        ecap 0001[100] = AER 1 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 1 corrected
        ecap 0003[13c] = Serial 1 ec0800ffff000000
        ecap 0004[150] = Power Budgeting 1
        ecap 0002[160] = VC 1 max VC0
        ecap 0018[1b0] = LTR 1
        ecap 0015[220] = Resizable BAR 1

    UPDATE:
    Initially I wasn't able to find the card, but here it is…

    Anyone have an advice for me on why it is not showing up in wireless?

    Thanks.



  • FreeBSD does not support 802.11ac.

    Whether it can run in 802.11n mode or maybe it is completely unsupported, I don't know.



  • I purchased the exact same card a while back when I got all new hardware to build a state of the art PF box. Should have done my homework beforehand. Now I wait with the card in the PCIe slot, checking every couple months for a new update to pfsense/FreeBSD that brings AC1900 support! T_T

    Unfortunately the idea around here is 'wireless sucks, get an AP'



  • @kklouzal:

    I purchased the exact same card a while back when I got all new hardware to build a state of the art PF box. Should have done my homework beforehand. Now I wait with the card in the PCIe slot, checking every couple months for a new update to pfsense/FreeBSD that brings AC1900 support! T_T

    Unfortunately the idea around here is 'wireless sucks, get an AP'

    Yeah… WiFi tends to require proprietary drivers unavailable to FreeBSD.


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