How to install driver



  • hi i wood like to know how to install driver for a wireless card is a TP-LINK TL-WN851ND

    Thx Benjamin B.



  • The FreeBSD kernel in pfSense already includes drivers for all the supported NICs (both wired and wireless).



  • @wallabybob:

    The FreeBSD kernel in pfSense already includes drivers for all the supported NICs (both wired and wireless).

    ok but my card work in ubuntu and (ipcop i think)



  • ubuntu is not FreeBSD. The existence of a Linux driver for your card is not proof of the existence of a FreeBSD driver for it.

    ipCop is not FreBSD.

    I suggest you search the pfSense forums for "WN851ND". Perhaps another reader has reported some experience with that card.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Looks like the TP-LINK TL-WN851ND is based on the Atheros AR9227 chipset.
    The AR9227 is supported by the current FreeBSD ath(4) driver.
    However (although I'm having trouble finding any evidence) it probably isn't supported by pfSense 2.0 out of the box. You will probably have to wait for the first experimental builds of 2.1 which will be built on FreeBSD 9.X.

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    Looks like the TP-LINK TL-WN851ND is based on the Atheros AR9227 chipset.
    The AR9227 is supported by the current FreeBSD ath(4) driver.
    However (although I'm having trouble finding any evidence) it probably isn't supported by pfSense 2.0 out of the box. You will probably have to wait for the first experimental builds of 2.1 which will be built on FreeBSD 9.X.

    Steve

    ok and wend is going to get out the version 2.1 ?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Impossible to say but hopefully quite soon. There have been several encouraging signs:
    @sullrich:

    The pfSense developers made two large milestones today: FreeBSD 9.X and PHP 5.3 support both now work.

    Ask one of the developers.  ;)
    However the first builds will be for experimental and development use so don't expect everything to work straight away.

    Steve



  • http://files.pfsense.org/jimp/ipv6/
    I update my pfsense from this repository

    2.1-DEVELOPMENT  (amd64)
    built on Fri Nov 25 22:55:21 EST 2011
    FreeBSD pfsense.localdomain 8.1-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p6 #1: Fri Nov 25 22:55:04 EST 2011 root@bsd81x64.pingle.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_SMP.8 amd64


  • Netgate Administrator

    That is the 2.1 development pfSense code built on FreeBSD 8.1.

    The new drivers will only be available once builds on FreeBSD 9 start.

    Steve



  • Hi guys

    any news on this situation ?

    i also have a TP-LINK WIRELESS CARD TL-WN851ND which is not recognized in pfSense

    i have installed 3 cards  2 TP-LINK Gigabit cards and 1 Wireless TP-LINK model mencioned before on topic, the 2 GIGABIT cards are recognized ok as Realtek cards, which work ok , but the Wireless TP-LINK WN851ND model is not recognized , so i cannot configure the extra wireless LAN

    i am using latest updated version 2.0.1 just updated


  • Netgate Administrator

    Since this thread started work on 2.1 has switched to building on FreeBSD 8.3 as switching to 9.X proved tougher than expected.

    However there has recently been a backport of the new Atheros drivers so the more recent 2.1 snapshots may well recognise your card. Try it and see. Be aware that the snapshots are for development purposes.

    Even if the card is recognised it won't work at 'N' speeds at this time though.

    Steve


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    FYI- I have an Atheros 9280 in my ALIX right now on 2.1 and it works like a champ so far.


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