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Offline Snowman58

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RTL8187 Issues
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:45:04 pm »
Hi,

Trying to install pfSense 2.0 R1 on an older Sony Vaio laptop. I am using a USB Wifi adapter that reports as a Realtek RTL8187. (This wifi connection works fine under windows.) According to what I have read in other postings, 2.0 R1 supports the RTL8187.

When I try to load pfSense from the Live CD, the network connection is not listed. I tried it with the USB plugged in and not plugged in - get the same list of available adapters.

I also installed pfSense in a partition and again pfSense does not recognise the USB RTL8187.

Can anyone offer a suggestion on getting this adapter working?

Thanks!

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Re: RTL8187 Issues
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 08:20:54 pm »
If the card is supported by FreeBSD 8.1 it will work. Some searching for that card + FreeBSD 8.1 may be helpful.

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Re: RTL8187 Issues
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 05:21:05 am »
It may be supported by the urtw driver but it looks like it doesn't support access point mode.  :(

Steve