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Offline caldwell

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I have a chance to use one of these cards for dual band support and wanted to know if 802.11ac is going to be added to the GUI any time in the next 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.

Any developers or admins who can weigh in?

We are looking to replace some aging Soekris boxes and want to use newer wifi technology.

Thank you.

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Re: Will Intel AC3160 and/or 802.11ac be supported in the GUI any time soon?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:23:10 am »
I would say no.. Wifi under freebsd is really just not a viable option as AP.. If you want wifi AC or actually good wifi at all, with current features - spend a couple of bucks and get an actual AP.. or 2 or 3, etc.  So $20 wifi router used as AP would be far better than anything thing you could expect to run under freebsd/pfsense.
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Re: Will Intel AC3160 and/or 802.11ac be supported in the GUI any time soon?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 08:10:15 am »
It's really a question if the hardware vendors would change their support policies in that time frame and in such a way that developing FreeBSD drivers (native and with source code) for the hardware would become viable. All the signs so far indicate a big no.

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Re: Will Intel AC3160 and/or 802.11ac be supported in the GUI any time soon?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 04:51:30 pm »
in the first place, intel wifi chipset is never been seen supporting in AP mode.

so yeah, you will never see a AP mode support on that wifi chipset probably forever.