Net5501-70 with 3G and Wifi



  • Hello,

    I got a question regarding the Soekris net5501-70. It has two USB ports and my plan is to use a 3G USB adapter together with a wifi usb adapter to add both wireless and 3G functionality. Has anyone tried this and can recommend any hardware that will work?

    My plan is to run Kali Linux on it but I guess any dist that support my USB adapters will work? Correct?

    Thank you for any input on this!


  • Netgate Administrator

    Not running pfSense? Then I can't comment. Whatever hardware you use will be determined by your OS.

    Steve



  • Hello,

    Well I dont quite know yet. I am open for suggestions.
    I really would like to speak with someone that has used Soekris and this particular model to give some feedback on what is possible.

    It is important with 3G functionality.

    Thanks



  • Will it work on that hardware, and with pfSense, sure. Not uncommon. Will it work on whatever Linux you want to use? No clue.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Ah, I may have misreard your original post. Yes, as Chris said, you can add usb devices to add wifi and 3g. Your choice of USB hardware will be more restricted under pfSense, which is FreeBSD based, than most Linux distros.

    What are you planning to use the box for? PfSense is very different to Kali. Perhaps somthing else would be more suitable?

    Steve


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