Pfsense and 5Ghz Nic



  • Do pfsense support 5Ghz wifi (ap)? If it does what card is recommended?

    Thanks :)



  • @TULIP:

    Do pfsense support 5Ghz wifi (ap)? If it does what card is recommended?

    pfSense supports 5GHz WiFi if the card does. What sort of slot is available?



  • Thanks for the quick reply, it is mini-PCI Express slot.



  • You should be able to pick up a mini-PCI-Express card with Atheros chipset on eBay for under US$15.

    pfSense doesn't yet support 802.11N features but some forum readers have reported success in using cards supporting 802.11N is "802.11G compatible" mode. I suspect you are less likely to have trouble if you select a B/G card rather than B/G/N card.

    At the eBay prices for these cards your budget is unlikely to be seriously stretched if you upgrade to a B/G/N card when the necessary software support is in pfSense.

    I have suggested Atheros cards because the driver supports AP mode. I have used an Atheros based PCI for over three years with good results but that card is no longer available. I have no experience of any of the currently available Atheros chipsets.

    Take care you select the correct option out of mini-PCI express or half mini-PCI express.


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