Need New wireless card (need help to choose)
i do load balancing between 1 enet and 1 wlan… my old atheros ar5004g (ar5213a) fail and i need to buy another wireless card.
my old was a mini pci with a adaptor and the signal-range was poor, i want something better! I find some external USB card with a Realtek 8187L chipset and i don't find it in the supported hardware list.
so, for a very good range-coverage i need something powerfull but only G i don't use N
if 8187L work, it's a good choice?
or an Rt3070 ?
but if you now other card i really need your opinion ( low price if you can)
need your comment and help for this
ok i got no answer…
i just want a good card ( all user seems to use atheros based card)
pci or mi ni pci? i dont' know
rp-sma connector (female)
low price if it's possible!
I've generally had good results from Atheros based cards though some other users have reported problems. I've used the TP-Link TL-WN651G. I have had no experience with the TP-Link TL-WN350GD but it would probably give similar results since it is also Atheros based but 54Mbps only. (The TL-WN651G has an Atheros specific 108Mbps mode.)
The TP-Link TL-WN321G is a USB card with the Ralink chipset supported by the rum driver. It has worked OK for me under pfSense 1.2.3 but not pfSense 2.0 BETA. I have no experience with the Tenda W54P but it appears to use the Ralink RT2561 chipset supported by the ral driver.
The TL-WN321G, W54P and TL-WN350GD are all available at my local computer shop for under US$20 (after conversion at current exchange rates).
I get good signal strength from both the Atheros PCI card and Ralink USB stick on both floors of my steel-framed house which has an upper floor area of about 200 sq metres.
i will look for all model you said and choose one :)
i have buy a TL-WN350GD :) should receive this new baby soon :)
I've had good results with a Marvell 88W8363. Note that the driver was not available until FreeBSD 8, however. This means it will not work on pfSense 1.2.3, only 2.0.