[pfSense] Replacing a Linux router with pfSense
bart at ravenslair.nl
Wed Sep 21 11:25:30 EDT 2011
I use wireless a lot, but G is too slow, barely get 200kBps. I'm hoping
switching to N will help to increase speed.
And because my mITX router has an available pci-slot and I've got a
N-PCI-card lying around, I figured, put the card in my pfSense box and set
is as an AP.
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Namens Seth Mos
Verzonden: woensdag 21 september 2011 17:00
Aan: pfSense support and discussion
Onderwerp: Re: [pfSense] Replacing a Linux router with pfSense
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 the
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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