Is minipci card DNMA92 supported in pfSense 2.1?



  • Hi everyone,

    Bought this Alix2d13 and DNMA92 + 2 5Ghz antenas. The card show up fine and I am able to create interface but when I try to use it as either of Infrastructure or Hostap it just fails saying "no carrier". Is this card supported? Has anyone else got it working?

    http://www.pcengines.ch/dnma92.htm

    Seems like it requires kernel (e.g. 2.6.37) BSD. Is it possible to upgrade to that?

    If doesn't work, which one of these options work?

    cm9 Wistron CM9 Atheros 802.11a/b/g miniPCI wireless card $23 >500
    dcma81 Wistron DCMA81 Atheros 802.11a/b/g miniPCI wireless card $17.5 >500
    wlm54g23 Compex WLM54G 200mW Atheros 802.11b/g miniPCI wireless card $14.5 >500
    wlm54sag23 Compex WLM54SAG23 200mW Atheros 802.11a/b/g 54/108 Mbps miniPCI wireless card

    Thanks



  • @torontob:

    Seems like it requires kernel (e.g. 2.6.37) BSD. Is it possible to upgrade to that?

    No. 2.6.37 is not a FreeBSD kernel version. Maybe 2.6.37 is a Linux kernel version but that is not useful in this context because pfSense doesn't use the Linux kernel.

    I suggest you search the pfSense forums for reports on the alternate cards you listed - someone may have already reported one of them working. Alternatively, ask pcengines for a recommendation. The page you linked to is fairly clear: "limited support in FreeBSD 9.0" so I suspect they have a fair working knowledge of which of their cards works with different FreeBSD versions.



  • And they never told me this won't be good for pfSense. My fault though. Arggggggggggg

    So, why does pfSense recognize it? Also, I read that new FreeBSD 9.0 supports this chip. So, it won't be possible to upgrade pfSense to new kernel? If not, is it in the works for next 6 months?

    Thanks


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