Wirless Access Point

  • I am new in this forum and I would like to say hello to everybody.
    I would like to setup my computer as an access point.
    I have two Ethernet NIC cards and an Orinoco Gold card installed.
    I am not able to find apropriate documentation.
    Can someone help me in finding docs or in setting up the pc?
    Thanks in advance

  • Let me be more detailed.
    I am running PFSense version 1.2 RC3
    two ethernet cards (xl0 and xl1)
    one Orinoco Gold (lucent technologies) card (wi0)
    xl1 is my LAN ( DHCP enable.The ethernet connection works fine; I can use the web interface.
    xl0 is my WAN (
    wi0 is OPT1 (static Mode: Access Point; SSID : setted; all open.
    The problem is that I can't find the wirless network. I tryied with two different laptops.
    I also tryied to swap the Orinoco Card with another (tha I am sure it is working) without success.
    The only way I have to see the wirless network is to set up the OPT1 mode as ad-hoc.
    I can connect my laptop to the pc but I can't ping it….
    Does anybody know what is going on?
    Thanks in advance

  • Which channel did you select?
    I had a problem with a card with a firmware that allowed only US channels and i tried to set an EU channel.

  • Hi,
        I tryed with Auto, 11b-5 and 11b-12 with the same result.


  • Hi,
      Just to clear all doubts I have tryed with all channels. No luck.
    Auto 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13


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