[pfSense] Replacing a Linux router with pfSense
seth.mos at dds.nl
Wed Sep 21 11:00:11 EDT 2011
On 21-9-2011 16:34, Bart Grefte wrote:
> Hmm, why switch to pfSense from Linux? I am considering the other way round,
> from pfSense to Linux.
> Mainly because the lack of wireless drivers with support for N and a buggy
> Atheros FreeBSD driver.
Although I do have some wireless card in my soekris/alix at home I don't
actively use them. I can't do the whole home wirelessly anyway.
I also need a few gigabit switch ports here and there so I ended up with
1. Soekris in the breakerbox closet with pfSense that does the routing
for my cable internet. It has a 8 port gigabit switch for various cat5
to upstairs, the living room and my NAS.
2. Linksys wrt 610n in the living room, DHCP server disabled, address
statically assigned, dual band wireless n coverage ++. Xbox and media
center connected to it. Easy switch port for cable if I need it.
3. Linksys e3000 upstairs, same deal, dual band wireless N range ++,
connects my ESX4 server, Cisco 1811
For the sake of my argument, pick up new or old wireless router someone
is throwing away, disable DHCP server and connect the LAN port for a
nice accesspoint with 4 port switch.
Belkin devices come with a "Accesspoint" setting in all their routers!
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