Best USB Wireless Card for pfSense running in parallels desktop 7



  • I was wondering if anyone could give suggestions as to the best wireless card for use with pfSense running in Parallels Desktop 7 (under Mac OS X 10.8.1 Mountain Lion, if that matters). This is mainly just for testing purposes, but non the less, I do not have a box to put pfSense on, so virtualization is my only option). PCI is not an option, as my computer is a laptop and does not have a PCI slot. I am not worried so much about the USB with Parallels compatibility, as I would assume the list of devices Parallels is compatible with is much larger than the list of devices pfSense is compatible with. Ideally, I would like it to be able to broadcast and/or (although I doubt the "and" is possible) receive a wireless signal. I would also like it to be able to broadcast multiple SSIDs if possible (if I have to use VLANs, that's fine, but if someone could point me to a tutorial on how to do that, that would be fantastic). I would like it to be wireless n, 150 or 300 mbps (but obviously faster is better). I do have a budget of around $50.00 US dollars ($5 or so more would be fine).

    Thanks.


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