Anyone using ASUS EA-N66 with pfsense?



  • Hi,

    Currently I am running a router with pf 2.0.1 at home without a wireless card, therefore I connected an old router, Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH, in AP mode to allow wireless access.
    However, it seems after 2 years of non-stop operation this wireless router is declining in transmission power….......maybe the time to get a replacement.

    Reading from SmallNetBuilder, the ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter looks competent:
    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31834-asus-ea-n66-dual-band-wireless-n900-gigabit-ethernet-adapter-reviewed
    Would you suggest if it works with pf in AP mode?
    Let me know in case you have other suggestion on this, many thanks ;)

    Moreover, would you suggest that I should wait for the 802.11ac wireless access point instead? ???
    It has been a few months since the ac routers arose, the wireless aps maybe following in a short moment.



  • @nexusN:

    Hi,

    Currently I am running a router with pf 2.0.1 at home without a wireless card, therefore I connected an old router, Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH, in AP mode to allow wireless access.
    However, it seems after 2 years of non-stop operation this wireless router is declining in transmission power….......maybe the time to get a replacement.

    Reading from SmallNetBuilder, the ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter looks competent:
    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31834-asus-ea-n66-dual-band-wireless-n900-gigabit-ethernet-adapter-reviewed
    Would you suggest if it works with pf in AP mode?
    Let me know in case you have other suggestion on this, many thanks ;)

    Moreover, would you suggest that I should wait for the 802.11ac wireless access point instead? ???
    It has been a few months since the ac routers arose, the wireless aps maybe following in a short moment.

    Haven't tried the ea-n66u, but I'm using the rt-n66u as an access point. By far the best wireless router I've ever owned (and I've had a lot of them). Very impressed with ASUS.



  • Thanks for your input,  ;)
    I didn't check but I can expect the rt-n66u to be much more expensive…....it would be the best if I can get the access point to work. ;D



  • @nexusN:

    Thanks for your input,  ;)
    I didn't check but I can expect the rt-n66u to be much more expensive…....it would be the best if I can get the access point to work. ;D

    Yes… definitely more expensive and I don't use half of its capabilities. Was not aware of the EA-N66 until after I purchased the router or I would have considered exactly what you are doing.



  • @nexusN:

    Thanks for your input,  ;)
    I didn't check but I can expect the rt-n66u to be much more expensive…....it would be the best if I can get the access point to work. ;D

    Did you get one in the end, and if so, how is it performing?


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