Recommended Wifi Card
I did check the list of supported cards for hostap and i already have 2 pfsense boxes running captive portal on WLAN, but now i am in a bit of a pickle.
I recently configured 1 more Wireless SSID using the same wifi card (Atheros) and although it works, it seems to fail and get stuck if more than 5 clients connect to it. This new ssid has captive portal enabled with AD radius authentication.
Can anyone recomment me a better wifi card that supports more than 5 connections and more than just 1 SSID? Eventually a link to buy it from (UK).
I keep getting these errors in logs:
Apr 20 18:17:49 kernel ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count 0)
I looked up on the forum and found a topic where a guy recommended adding this in System Tunables:
hw.ath.bstuck Wireless 12
Once added that change, worked fine for some time, and then it started again to show the error in logs.
Apr 20 18:17:49 kernel ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count 12)
If you think the issue is not with the wifi card, please let me know what information i would need to provide to find out why i keep getting these issues:
Hardware used on the pfsense box is:
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1037U @ 1.80GHz
2 CPUs: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s)
Recommended wifi card is an AP with ethernet port (such as UniFi UAP or whatever.)
^ exactly!! 2nd Dok's recommendation.
There is no card that is going to give you piece of mind and ease of setup and functionality that just getting an true AP is going to give you.
You will save yourself loads of grief and pain by just getting an AP, or for that matter using some old wifi router you have laying around as your AP..
Thanks guys, took your advice and will be using a Netgear AP for the wifi.
"Netgear AP for the wifi."
Would not be my choice for sure - which one are you looking at?