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Re: NetBSD on a wireless router?

On Aug 15, 2019, at 14:57, 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:
> [snip]

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.

John Franklin

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