Installing pfsense into usb stick or router??
hi ..im new with pfsense and for now im installed pfsense in my old computer successfully.
Created them as a hostpot server.
i got ideal ..i do not know either its can be done with pfsense or not.
Can i install pfsense into router or usb stick and plug it into router?
so i need only router alone and make it act as a hotspot server ..
i did search thru the internet for any solution but cant find one
sory for my bad english ..thanks in advance for ur reply :)
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You can use the NANO version of pfsense for memstick installs. i don't think you can run it on a router. If you want a all in one, then get a Atheros based card and setup access point mode in pfSense.
thanks for ur respond
so there is no way to make a router as a hotspot gateway/server?
any other solution tu make a router as a hotspot server?
hope anyone can show me the way or give me a hint for me to start
What do you mean by "router"?
I think dd-wrt has hotspot capability: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Captive_Portal
thanks for the info
dd-wrt require registration with Captive Portal provider.
its free but still somehow i depend on them.
One of the alternative distros for domestic/SOHO routers probably does. Tomato or OpenWRT perhaps.
I guess it depends what router you have.
Alternatively you can put a wifi card in your pfSense box.
thanks again ..
i will take a look at Tomato or OpenWRT ..
for now im using ubiquiti Nanostation M2 as signal transmitter.
connected to pfsense box and my hotspot work fine.
im planing using Tp-link TL-MR3420 as a router(as hotspot server).
its smaller than my current pfsense box and easy to hang at any wall
That looks to be at least mostly supported by openwrt: http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-mr3420
Though there are 3 versions of that model so check yours carefully.
You have a number of hotspot options: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/wireless.hotspot
Some of these require a separate authentication server but not all.
Doesn't ubiquity offer some solution for this?
i appreciate ur help ..from ur reply i got a clue what to experiment .
yup ..nanostation have a solution but the system will go thru captive portal provider.
im not expert with nanostation, mayb some advance configuration will solve my problem.
You can install captive portal software directly in the M2: http://coova.org/node/3685 for example. However this does require rebuilding the firmware unless there is an image available somewhere. This still requires an external radius server but would be a two box solution. Trying to run authentication software in a low end router is always going to be tight, IMHO.