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Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« on: October 16, 2017, 08:33:22 pm »
Hello,
I has upgrade to 2.4.0.But I add realtek usb wifi.It's can't see wifi interface.Could support it?
Could the pfsense 2.4.0 have support AC wifi?

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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 06:05:53 am »
Could add urtwm patch??
https://github.com/s3erios/urtwm
Or could tell me how to patch it??

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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 08:28:27 am »
Is it supported by FreeBSD ?

https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.1R/hardware.html#wlan

Just buy an access-point, its easier in the long run.

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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 04:46:26 am »
So,FreeBSD 11 haven't support 802.11AC??

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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 04:47:28 am »
FreeBSD does not support AC.
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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 04:48:49 am »
You should get a wireless AP that supports AC (and all the legacy wife protocols) and just plug it into the switch on your LAN.

Actually this would be my advice for anyone who wants wireless on pfsense.


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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 04:51:56 am »
Yes, we officially recommend you get an external AP.
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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 07:22:00 am »
You should get a wireless AP that supports AC (and all the legacy wife protocols) and just plug it into the switch on your LAN.

You mean an AP that's pleasing to the eye for her indoors ;)

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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 07:29:03 am »
I like the ones that have a 5 port switch and wireless AP all as one. 

Of course, right now you need to be very careful that there is a patch available for whatever you buy to fix the WPA2 krack problem.

Pfsense > Switch > Wireless is only going to get so pretty....   haha

Ugly but functional is about the best I could promise. 

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Re: Could support Realtek usb wifi on pfsense 2.4.0?
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 10:41:18 am »
Max as you can use on pfSense now - it 450 mbit N speed, for example - something on Qualcomm-Atheros AR9380 chip.