[pfSense] pfSense as an 802.11 access point
jim at netgate.com
Sat Jan 14 01:09:47 EST 2012
On Jan 13, 2012, at 8:24 PM, mdh wrote:
> Hey folks, a few quick questions.
> 1> If I want to use pfSense as an 802.11g access point, does this work well?
It works well-enough. It's not perfect, and there is no 802.11n support, currently.
> 2> Any specific suggestions on sub-$50 [USD] PCI or USB wireless cards for this purpose? Any to stay away from? External antenna strongly preferred.
My ability to contribute here is quite limited.
> 3> If I wanted to speed up WPA2/AES a bit for a larger number of connections, would a Soekris PCI crypto card be a good choice? Would it be plug-and-play or would I need to change any configs to use it? Would it need any changes to be used for other stuff (like OpenVPN, or other crypto-heavy processes)?
Most of the modern 802.11 chipsets have enough on-board crypto-processor to handle AES at full speed.
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