Anyone that knows if it works doing a wireless router by using a wireless Pci-card in Pfsense?
Yes, you can add a wireless nic and either use it as accesspoint mode, infrastructure or adhoc mode. What you want is accesspoint mode and maybe just bridge that one to the lan interface though you also can have a seperate subnet on it. Depends on what you want to do with it.
Only make sure the wlan-nic is supported by freebsd. I would simply go with an atheros chipset based card. Always worked fine for me.
so if i put in a wireless pcicard and just do as configuration like 2 networkcard it will work like a wireless router, or is it mutch more complicated than that. i would like a guide if anyone have time whit that:D
Ps: i dont now much about pfsense.
Yes, it's that simple ;D
Wireless nics will have additional settings at the interface screen like encryption, ssid, channelsetting, …
So i can buy any wireless card ether if it have accsespoint or don't, i cant find a wireless card with accsespoin, is there a setting you can do i pfsens so that you can make it work?
Those are pfSense settings (accesspoint, infrastructure, adhoc). I would recommend buying an atheros based card. Basically check out http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility for atherosbased cards that should work.
Where do i change settings for accsespoint?
at interfaces>optx (with optx being the interfacename of your wlan interface, you can rename it to whatever you want) in the webgui.
so if i buy this
it will work doing a router?
I can't open that link. It times out for me.
GruensFroeschli last edited by
Take a look at the "Hardware Compatibility List" http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.2R/hardware-i386.html
Cards with an atheros based chipset are good.
Personally i wouldnt use this card after reading its datasheet:
RF Pwr (EIRP) in dBm
15 dBm @ 54Mbps (802.11g)
19 dBm @ 11Mbps (802.11b)
-70 dBm @ 54Mbps (802.11g)
-85 dBm @ 11Mbps (802.11b)
Others like the WLM54G-30dBm have slightly better stats ;)
802.11b -92 dBm @ 1Mbps, -87 dBm @ 11Mbps
802.11g -90 dBm @ 6Mbps, -70 dBm @ 54Mbps
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i use a D-Link card , and it works perfectly, this card have an atheros chipset … i just have a litle problem with
i try to enter to the webconfig when im connected via Athros interface, bridge with LAN and with my english ;D, but this hardware
works in pfSense ... like any atheros chipset nic... i use D-Link DWL-G520