OPT1 Interface not available - Wireless Network Interface Not detected.



  • Hi,

    I am using the PfSense - VM version 1.2.3.

    When I start the VM through my Windows 7 VM Player. It shows only 2 interfaces
    em0 and em1.

    It neither shows the OPT1 interface nor it detects wireless card which is Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN.

    I tried to enable wireless by running the ndisgen utility. I copied the appropriate NETw5s64.INF and NETw5s64.SYS and tried to run the utility.
    I get the error SYS file is not a valid SYS file. I am sure I have the correct file.

    Can somebody help in understanding how enable the WIRELESS mode.

    My ultimate goal is to use th Captive Portal feature of pfsense.

    Thanks.

    Abby



  • Your host's wifi card is not going to show up in a VM. You'd be best served putting an extra NIC in the box, plugging an external AP into that, and setting up one of your vswitches on it.



  • Hi,

    Can I use a USB based pfsense that would detect my wireless card?

    I tried downloading the pfSense-2.0-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd_vga.img.gz and copied the pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-1g-i386-nanobsd_vga.img to a flash drive but my machine would not boot with it.

    Abby



  • @abby:

    Can I use a USB based pfsense that would detect my wireless card?

    You are planning to run this on bare metal or in a Virtual Machine?

    @abby:

    I tried downloading the pfSense-2.0-RELEASE-4g-i386-nanobsd_vga.img.gz and copied the pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-1g-i386-nanobsd_vga.img to a flash drive but my machine would not boot with it.

    How did you copy it to the flash drive? Can you provide more detail than "my machine would not boot with it"?

    Do you want the machine to act as a wireless Access Point or to connect to a wireless Access Point? The Intel card you have doesn't appear to be supported and I suspect you will save yourself a lot of time messing around with the windows drivers if you bought a supported $15 USB WiFi NIC, but I would need to know more about how you want to use it before I'm prepared to suggest one.


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