Would be nice to see some options for built in WiFi for Netgate hardware such as the SG-2100.
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For a home usage, probably, as it will simplify the hardware footprint, the number of power bricks and it free's up a Ethernet slot/cable.
My 'netgate' is in a metal surrounded environment, And I don't want all these 'security factors' also known as the connected clients, in front of my rack.
APs add a order of magnitude to the complexity of the (firmware) device. Frequencies, power, etc are not all the same over the world.
"RFC" regimentation isn't the same over the world neither.
The real show stopper : the FreeBSD support of radio chips (Wifi) just plain sucks.
The WLE200NX will run in the SG-2100 if you really want it.
[21.05.1-RELEASE][email@example.com]/root: ifconfig ath0_wlan0 ath0_wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 description: WIFI ether 04:f0:21:0f:7f:7f inet6 fe80::6f0:21ff:fe0f:7f7f%ath0_wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0xc inet 192.168.58.1 netmask 0xffffffc0 broadcast 192.168.58.63 groups: wlan ssid Test2 channel 3 (2422 MHz 11g ht/40+) bssid 04:f0:21:0f:7f:7f regdomain ETSI country GB indoor ecm authmode WPA2/802.11i privacy MIXED deftxkey 3 AES-CCM 2:128-bit AES-CCM 3:128-bit txpower 30 scanvalid 60 protmode OFF ampdulimit 64k ampdudensity 8 shortgi -ldpc -uapsd wme burst -apbridge dtimperiod 1 -dfs parent interface: ath0 media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11ng <hostap> status: running nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
[21.05.1-RELEASE][firstname.lastname@example.org]/root: pciconf -lv ath0@pci0:0:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x3099168c chip=0x002a168c rev=0x01 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Qualcomm Atheros' device = 'AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)' class = network
Yes, it has antenna cut-outs on the rear panel.
@stephenw10 Brilliant, thanks