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Several Intel adapters have a license restriction with a warning that appears in the boot log. This information was derived from the FreeBSD man pages for the drivers in question. Some cards have support for 2. For this reason, we recommend avoiding cards from the major manufacturers. The RT ral 4 chip is the only model listed as capable of
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Most pfSense developers work with Atheros hardware, so it tends to be the most recommended hardware. Support offered by the drivers does overlap for frefbsd cards. This card supports multiple VAPs and stations, up to eight of each.
Most Atheros cards support four virtual access points VAPs or stations or a combination to create a wireless repeater. We have a spreadsheet online with more complete details of hardware support, including more chipsets and example device models that are supported by certain drivers. In cases that require dual or multiple band support, we strongly recommend an external AP. These may work using the Using two separate cards in one unit is not desirable as their radios may interfere.
FreeBSD Manual Pages
This information was derived from the FreeBSD man pages for the drivers in question. A freebed of wireless cards are supported in FreeBSD For this reason, we recommend avoiding cards from the major manufacturers.
The cards in this section support acting as an access point to accept connections from other wireless clients. The bwn 4 driver is preferred for the cards it supports while the bwi 4 driver must be used on the older cards not covered by bwn 4. If a card is already on hand, it is worth trying to see if it is compatible. This is referred to as hostap mode. Linksys, D-Link, Netgear and other major manufacturers commonly change the chipset used in their wireless cards without changing the model number.
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Of these, only certain chips supported by run 4 can support VAPs. Drivers in FreeBSD are referred to by their driver name, followed by 4such as ath 4.
Some have better support than others. As in other similar cases, though the chips fredbsd by urtwn 4 and rsu 4 are capable of The 4 refers to the kernel interfaces section of the man page collection, in this case specifying a network driver. This section lists the wireless drivers included in pfSense and the chipsets that are supported by those drivers.
The cards in this section are not capable of acting as access points, but may be used as clients in station mode, for example as a wireless WAN. Several Intel adapters have a license restriction with a warning that appears in the boot log.
FreeBSD kernel WPI device code: Data Structure Index
While one revision of a particular model may be compatible and work well, another card of the same model may be incompatible. Many have success with other cards as well, and Ralink is another popular choice. Cards supported by the iwn 4 driver are documented by FreeBSD as supporting We have tested cards using those chipsets and they work well.
In particular, some Intel cards can be used in infrastructure mode as clients but cannot run in access point mode due to limitations of the hardware itself. Currently this information is held on a public Google Docs spreadsheet linked from the documentation wiki article on wireless support.
The drivers are listed in order of frequency of use with pfSense, based on reports from users. The ipw 4iwi 4 feeebsd, and wpi 4 drivers have license files that must be read and agreed to.
Given the limited use of these adapters as clients only, a GUI-based solution to acknowledge these licenses has not yet been created. The RT wpl 4 chip is the only model listed as capable of Some cards have support for 2.