Problem with Alpha RTL8187 USB-wifi adapter



  • I am running pfSense from a Live CD so I can test it and get to know it a bit.

    The Alpha RTL8187 USB-wifi adapter will not run correctly; when I try to configure it I get the error message "RF Calibration failed".

    Is there an easy way to correct this?

    I know very little about Linux but my first guess is that it may be a problem with the driver because I have used this adapter with other Linux implementations without problem.

    Since I am running a live CD it might be very difficult to load a different driver….

    Any ideas?



  • It might work better with a pfSense 2.1 snapshot build which is based on FreeBSD 8.3, a more recent release than that used in earlier versions of pfSense.

    @pachi:

    I know very little about Linux

    pfSense is based on FreeBSD which is not Linux. FreeBSD is very similar to Linux in some respects, very different in other respects.



  • @wallabybob:

    pfSense is based on FreeBSD which is not Linux.

    Thanks, I did not know that.

    @wallabybob:

    It might work better with a pfSense 2.1 snapshot build which is based on FreeBSD 8.3, a more recent release than that used in earlier versions of pfSense.

    I downloaded the latest version I found in the download page which was 2.0.1.  I guess I'll just wait for v.2.1 to appear and see if the RTL8187 works with it.

    Thanks again.


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