Wle200nx or wle600vx from pcengines + pfsense working?



  • Hello everybody,

    I am thinking about buying an apu from pcengines with wle200nx or wle600vx and installing pfsense on it.

    As I have seen here:
    https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/3849
    http://pcengines.info/forums/?page=post&id=54E788A4-636C-4D7F-B0DE-D1F798B7DD2F
    the wle200nx should work with pfsense.

    Has anyone experience with the Compex WLE600VX? Does it work with pfsense? How good is the performance?

    Thanks in advance,
    power



  • Has anyone experience with the Compex WLE600VX?

    On the Varia-store website I was reading the following statement about this card:
    Supports either CompexWRT with Atheros reference wireless driver or OpenWRT
    with  ath10k wireless driver on WPJ344

    Does it work with pfsense?

    I think there is no one, because the WiFi ac standard is not jet supported by pfSense.

    How good is the performance?

    I don´t know this really. But the tech. specs are only telling something about 876 MBit/s
    and all other vendors with ac standard are at the stage of up to 1300 MBit/s, so you might
    be expecting by yourself how fine this card will work.

    At these days it would be better to go with a external wireless access point, to get a proper ac
    standard that is reaching 1300 MBit/s and not only 876 MBit/s



  • This is rather old post, but it's still a relevant question.

    Compex wle600vx still doesn't work on the latest pfSense (tested on 2.4.2).

    Compex wle200nx works well, and you can get just under 100Mbit/s throughput on it.

    See the raw output from iperf3:

    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Server listening on 5201
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Accepted connection from 192.168.5.199, port 62899
    [  5] local 192.168.5.186 port 5201 connected to 192.168.5.199 port 51784
    [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  5]   0.00-1.00   sec  9.77 MBytes  82.0 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   1.00-2.00   sec  10.2 MBytes  85.2 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   2.00-3.00   sec  10.6 MBytes  89.1 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   3.00-4.00   sec  12.0 MBytes   101 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   4.00-5.00   sec  12.2 MBytes   102 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   5.00-6.00   sec  11.4 MBytes  95.4 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   6.00-7.00   sec  11.5 MBytes  96.4 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   7.00-8.00   sec  11.5 MBytes  96.2 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   8.00-9.00   sec  10.6 MBytes  88.7 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]   9.00-10.00  sec  11.6 MBytes  97.3 Mbits/sec                  
    [  5]  10.00-10.04  sec   533 KBytes   105 Mbits/sec                  
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    [ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth
    [  5]   0.00-10.04  sec  0.00 Bytes  0.00 bits/sec                  sender
    [  5]   0.00-10.04  sec   112 MBytes  93.4 Mbits/sec                  receiver
    
    

    See the full throughput test here: https://teklager.se/en/knowledge-base/compex-wle200nx-wle600vx-benchmark/


  • Netgate Administrator

    Indeed, still no 802.11ac support in FreeBSD/pfSense.  :(  I still keep checking the FreeBSD wireless mailing list….

    But, as you say, at least the WLE200NX works well enough for most applications.

    Was that WLE600VX actually working in AC mode? I have seen very similar throughput to that with 3x3 802.11N setups.

    Steve



  • I would like to know whether it will work or not. Can you tell me?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Whether what will work exactly? More detail needed.

    Steve