Readily available PCI WLAN card for AP
fireglow last edited by
I'm looking for a readily available, PCI low-profile WIFI card for my (quite) old Jetway J7F2 mainboard.
It will be serving as a WLAN access point for not more than five clients.
According to the spreadsheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AojFUXcbH0ROdHgwYkFHbkRUdV9hVWljVWl5SXkxbFE&hl=en#gid=0
the ath driver would probably be best.
Please help me.
pfSense version: 2.1.4-RELEASE (i386)
bryan.paradis last edited by
I would recommend to pick up a dedicated AP. Ubiquiti or Cisco maybe. Something with POE & injector if your switch doesn't have it. This way you can put it wherever. It will just work, it will continue working and you won't have to fuss with it.
At this point 'readily available' for PCI wifi cards is going to mean 'commonly available on ebay'.
You might consider using a PCI-miniPCI adapter since there appear to be many more miniPCI Atheros cards available.
I second Bryan's point that wifi access points can be had very cheaply these days and offer a number of advantages.
There are USB devices which work well.
wikidevi is your friend here. Look for cards that feature an Atheros chipset AR5XXX 802.11B+G only. For example the TP-LINK TL-WN651G.