Wireless ac support for pfSense - able to realize?



  • I found this article here and it might be imagine that there is now a WiFi ac support available in FreeBSD 11.1
    which is the underlying OS in pfSense´s actual version 2.4.0.

    Could this working well or is it all a pipe dream? The supported Intel ac cards are cheap to get the hands on
    and there are also several cards that are supported by the iwm(4) driver.

    I play with the thoughts to get a cheap one and test it out, but if others are reporting that this is not running
    well for them I would be aware of this.

    EDIT:
    Here is the missed link to the article I was talking about in the first lines above!
    Link
    I was founding also another thread on reddit that the Intel wireless ac 8260 chip will be supported and running well.
    Link



  • I have some of the cards listed on that manpage working in a laptop install so I imagine they'd work on pfSense just as well.

    Supported cards:
    Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3160<–- works for me
    Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3165
    Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260<--- works for me
    Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7265
    Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260

    The ones I don't have probably work too. The pfSense GUI might not have the code to deal with 802.11ac, but I don't have info on that.



  • The pfSense GUI might not have the code to deal with 802.11ac

    Ah ok, I understand that this will be perhaps then the breaking point, thanks in advanced.