Does wireless work pfsense 123 I can't get 2 different supported cards recognize



  • I have tried two usb solutions on ralink and one realtek  8187b based cards (chipsets)    Neither have been recognized and worked.    I put them in a freebsd 8.0 box of simular vintage and functionality and the realtek works great  In the pf sense machine it is in the dmesg screen but not recognized by pfsense in the boot from livecd or upon installation on the hardrive.  I would love to use your product bsd is a more more robust operating system and I like pf sense so far but I am unsure what cards or solutions work and would look for any guidence and advice  These products were listed as support in the freebsd handbook for 7.2 which is what your website pointed me to

    The machine is a AMD athlon 2200+      one is a dell  intel pentium 3    the other is a dell pentium 3


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Can you provide the output from dmesg for both of these cards? From the 1.2.3 system, if possible.

    You could try a snapshot of pfSense 2.0, which is based on FreeBSD 8.x (-STABLE, actually). I have added support for many, many more wireless cards there than 1.2.x could support on FreeBSD 7.x

    If the card is recognized properly in dmesg, I can probably just tell you what files need edited to add it in so the GUI knows it is wireless.

    I thought that some USB ralink devices were supposed to work, but it may be picky about the chipset. IIRC the ural and rum drivers were both on 1.2.3, both of those are USB ralink drivers.



  • @jimp:

    I thought that some USB ralink devices were supposed to work, but it may be picky about the chipset. IIRC the ural and rum drivers were both on 1.2.3, both of those are USB ralink drivers.

    I've had the pfSense 1.2.3 rum driver recognise a DLink G122 and a TP-Link TL-WN321G USB sticks. I think only some revisions of the G122 have the Ralink chipset.


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