Low Profile Wireless Card



  • Hi all,

    I am wanting to build a pfsense computer and do wireless on it also, however, the only computer that I have available for the job is one of the thin type gateways.  So to be able to do wireless on it I need a low profile wireless card.  Does anyone know of one that would work for this?  I went through the hardware compatibility list and the cards it listed did not say they came with low profile brackets (atleast the cards I could find information on). I would prefer it comes with its own low profile bracket so I can ensure the card fits, but if someone has experience with a card that fits for sure and you just have to cut the bracket down I can do that if needed.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!



  • Get something with an atheros chipset. Maybe you find something at http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility that fits your needs. Those cards listed there should work fine.



  • @hoba:

    Get something with an atheros chipset. Maybe you find something at http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility that fits your needs. Those cards listed there should work fine.

    Thank you very much.  That list should do the trick.  Thanks again and I can't wait to get the system up and running! (should be tons better than my current wrt54gc…stupid compact version)



  • definitely low profile (but only comes with full size bracket)
    http://www.microbarn.com/details.aspx?rid=101626
    ar5212 chip. I picked up 3 of these a few weeks back, work great with pfsense.

    and honestly I dnno why it is so fewkin' hard to buy the short brackets separately + easily + inexpensively. the only times I have ever seen them is either bundled with vga cards or very expensive raid cards.


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