Can I change WiFi Dashboard to 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n?



  • My pfSense 2.2.4-RELEASE (amd64) > Interfaces > Wi-Fi > Channel > setting is: 11b/g/n - 1 (2412 MHz @ 31.5/20.
    pfSense > Interfaces > Wi-Fi > Standard > setting is: Standard 802.11g.

    The Dashboard shows WIFI autoselect mode 11g <hostap>.
    Can I change the WiFi Dashboard to 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n?

    Standard:
    auto
    802.11b
    802.11g
    802.11ng
    802.11a
    802.11na
    
    Channel:
    Auto
    11b/g/n - 1 (2412 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 2 (2417 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 3 (2422 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 4 (2427 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 5 (2432 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 6 (2437 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 7 (2442 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 8 (2447 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 9 (2452 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 10 (2457 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 11 (2462 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 12 (2467 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11b/g/n - 13 (2472 MHz @ 31.5 / 20)
    11a/n - 36 (5180 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 40 (5200 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 44 (5220 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 48 (5240 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 52 (5260 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 56 (5280 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 60 (5300 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 64 (5320 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 100 (5500 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 104 (5520 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 108 (5540 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 112 (5560 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 116 (5580 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 120 (5600 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 124 (5620 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 128 (5640 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 132 (5660 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 136 (5680 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 140 (5700 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 149 (5745 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 153 (5765 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 157 (5785 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 161 (5805 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    11a/n - 165 (5825 MHz @ 31.5 / 30)
    ```</hostap>


  • Channel 1 on 11g is the default and you defiantly want to checkout other channels. Depending on your hardware you could have either 802.11ng network or 802.11na network if your card supports 5ghz frequency.

    I would recommend you do a Wifi survey with software like nutstumbler and run it on a laptop and find out what you have that could interfere with your radio signal. So find any channel holes and use them. Less congestion and fighting neighbors radios for optimal signal.

    Short and sweet: 802.11NG is crowded with many consumer products using it and 802.11NA is pretty empty where I live. I have no competing signals in 5ghz.

    2.4ghz offers more range at lower speeds. 5ghz offers better speed but less distance.

    Looking at your output you have 2.4 and 5ghz radio. I would pick an 5ghz channel and try to connect with a client device and checkout connection speed in the Wireless Status page of pfSense. Go through the upper channels and see what works best….


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