Auto channel with hostap



  • When is this getting fixed, or should we assume never? It seems suboptimal to disallow a WAP to choose the best channel…

    // auto channel with hostap is broken, prevent this for now.
    $input_errors[] = gettext("A specific channel, not auto, must be selected for Access Point mode.");
    

    (from: http://v4.freshbsd.org/commit/pfsense/pfsense/3375f236effcf31a5affc97ead52b2539d4f2dce/diff?view=full)



  • Well of all the complaints this one seems very minor. If you can't take five minutes and do a wireless survey then just GUESS.



  • Not trying to degrade you about this just seems you could even do a Access Point survey from pfSense wireless status page as well. To automate that would seem possible -but is that something that is really needed…Ruckus makes nice gear that dynamically switches channels to avoid interference. You get something for the all the money of a professional AP. There are not cheap new though.

    I would rather see increased device compatibility instead of creature comforts.



  • Even base FreeBSD simply defaults to Channel 1 for wifi. I don't think much of that but it is command line.


  • Banned

    @ILLCOMM:

    When is this getting fixed, or should we assume never? It seems suboptimal to disallow a WAP to choose the best channel…

    Ask the FreeBSD guys, perhaps. Or just get a proper access point and stop wasting time.


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