Wireless Network with Multiple AP to cover big range area



  • Hi

    i would like to install multiple PfSense embeeded AP with Wifi and would like to connect all together in order to cover a big range area (different levels in a building etc.).

    My question is if the AP can be connected to each other in order to allow Hand-Over or something like this (OLSR)?

    Does anyone has some experience in deploying bigger wireless setup with PFSense?

    Thank you very much.

    Kind Regards,
    Kevin


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    So you want to use pfsense as the actual AP?  That does not seem like a good idea to me, pfsense wireless support is not the greatest and doesn't even support N wireless, etc.

    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Is_802.11n_wireless_supported

    I would recommend pfsense as the firewall/gateway any day of the week.. But as AP in a OLSR network – for starters you want to run that in a building?  OLSR is an wireless adhoc network routing daemon.. In a nut shell tells you what hosts to talk to in the mesh to get you to specific host X the fastest.  Normally these would be used in a mobile network where hosts are moving.

    Why would this be a good idea to cover a building for wireless access?