Any One knows about this NIC?



  • anyone using this card airlink101 AWLH6090 AWLH6080 & AWLH6070? are this card support AP mode in pfsense?



  • These devices are not listed in the FreeBSD supported hardware list at http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.1R/hardware.html

    I can't find them in the Linux supported wireless devices list at http://linux-wless.passys.nl/ (The only reason I use this list is to attempt to discover the chipset in a particular wireless device, then if that chipset is supported byy FreeBSD there is a fair likelihood the device will also be supported.)

    On http://www.airlink101.com/products/wireless.php it states these are  "wireless n" devices. No "wireless n" devices are currently supported in FreeBSD hence these devices are not currently supported in pfSense.



  • Well your in luck friend, i happen to have an interface on one pfsense labeled WirelessAirlink101

    WirelessAirlink101 interface (ath0)
    Status associated
    MAC address 00:18:02:xx:xx:xx
    Media autoselect mode 11g <hostap>Channel 11
    SSID XXXXXXXXX
    In/out packets 965309/1723343 (96.97 MB/2.05 GB)
    In/out errors 38727210/43
    Collisions 0
    Bridge (bridge0) learning

    Looks like the manufacturer per mac address info is MAC Company Alpha Networks Inc.

    I dont know if its the same chipset as i dont know how to tell the hardware name from pfsense gui, but its remarkably coincidental. I know the NIC was cheap but it provides good AP coverage.

    But i just read that other guys message and yes, its not an N nic. not sure why bsd doesnt support N though, its getting pretty common. Someone get theo on the phone!</hostap>



  • Thank you ipfftw:

    what model of wireless airlink101 you used?


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