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!
wallabybob last edited by
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 :)
Efonnes last edited by
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.