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Re: NetBSD on a wireless router?
On Aug 15, 2019, at 14:57, reed%reedmedia.net@localhost wrote:
> 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:
Oh, so you’ve heard of it! :)
> 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.
None of my pfSense routers have WiFi built-in, even though it’s an option. The WiFi module my preferred hardware vendor offers is only b/g/n — no 802.11ac at all. I don’t know if I would bother even if they did support AC, because I usually use the Ubiquiti APs for WiFi. For WiFi performance and management on a budget, they’re hard to beat. On occasion, I’ll use an old home router set to AP mode, until I get around to upgrading.
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