Please recommend best Wireless N card for Alix for pfSense 2.1

  • Hi everyone,

    I am looking for guidance from those who are running an "n" network to recommand me the best and most compatible wireless N card for my Alix2D13 board.

    Please list a few if there is more than one that is currently supported. I would like to use the card for both infrastructure and AP mode. Maybe both simultaneously even  8)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Just FYI-

    1. pfSense 2.1 still doesn't have N support as we went with FreeBSD 8.3, so if an N card does work it would still only be at G speeds. For 2.2 that should improve as we'll be on 9.x

    2. An ALIX wouldn't pass more than 80 Mbit/s (probably less over wireless) so even if you get N to work, it would probably push the ALIX too hard

    3. Most N cards would probably be PCI Express and not Mini-PCI, but there are probably still some out there.

  • my recommendation is to use a old wireless router as a switch+accesspoint you can place convieniently.

    disable dhcp on the old router and get good, fast and cheap wireless that you can place in the living room.

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