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Re: NetBSD on a wireless router?
On Wed, 14 Aug 2019, John Franklin wrote:
> Are you absolutely committed to NetBSD? pfSense is an excellent
> router/firewall distribution built on top of FreeBSD, with support for
> whatever WiFi and hardware FreeBSD supports. I love NetBSD, but when I
> need to set up a router, I just grab pfSense.
From its preface:
This book was written using Docbook using NetBSD and vi.
The print-ready book was generated with
Dblatex version 0.3.10 with a custom stylesheet,
pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (Web2C 2018),
and the TeX document production system installed via
Tex Live and Pkgsrc.
I have probably used around eight different wireless cards on a few
different hardwares running a few different versions of pfSense. While
it works for me, I haven't had great reliability or performance with the
wireless devices I've used there.
I'd like to use NetBSD. But I have received some great feedback and
shared experiences about using a non-NetBSD wireless gear. I will
probably use NetBSD as my gateway/firewall and bridge to a dedicated
wifi device. Unless I can find a "a suitable wireless card that performs
well in hostap mode on NetBSD" (quoting from someone else in this
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