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Offline shaqan

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2015, 06:21:07 am »
Mikrotik RB14eu+Mikrotik R11e-5HnD    (Atheros AR9580)

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Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ath0: 2GHz radio: 0x0000; 5GHz radio: 0x0000
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ath0: AR9580 mac 448.4 RF5110 phy 0.0
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ath0: [HT] 2 RX streams; 2 TX streams
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ath0: [HT] 1 stream STBC transmit enabled
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ath0: [HT] 1 stream STBC receive enabled
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ath0: [HT] enabling short-GI in 20MHz mode
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ath0: [HT] enabling HT modes
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ar9300_hw_attach: ar9300_eeprom_attach returned 0
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: Restoring Cal data from OTP
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: Restoring Cal data from Flash
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: Restoring Cal data from Flash
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: Restoring Cal data from EEPROM
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: Restoring Cal data from DRAM
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ar9300_flash_map: unimplemented for now
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ar9300_hw_attach: calling ar9300_eeprom_attach
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ar9300_attach: calling ar9300_hw_attach
Apr 30 10:06:43    pfSense kernel: ath0: <Atheros AR9580> mem 0xfe700000-0xfe71ffff irq 29 at device 0.0 on pci4

Seems to work. Though getting some ath driver related "spam" on VGA monitor.

" short-GI in 20MHz mode", wish I could get 40Mhz mode work. Works with WPA+WPA2 as well.

Speeds:
« Last Edit: April 30, 2015, 06:25:35 am by shaqan »

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DO NOT USE - BearExtender Mini b/g/n 1,000 mW; USB
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2015, 01:46:28 pm »
DON'T DO IT!!!

I tried, again, a couple times...

I'm now on 2.2.2.

Just enabling the interface causes panic, and it sticks in a reboot loop, until you unplug this device!

I saw a message on the console, about needing to run fsck.

It borked dhcpd, until I reverted to an earlier config.

Squid daemon keeps dieing...

I keep getting timeouts, on common, familiar websites.

I may be heading for a fresh install...


I bought a used BearExtender Mini b/g/n 1,000 mW / 1 Watt, USB 2.4 Ghz WiFi adapter, branded for Apple/Mac.



I think I ran a command on my linux box, which showed it to have a Ralink chip(set).


  • I pressed the DHCP "Renew" button on webConfigurator/GUI page, Status: Interfaces:
Code: [Select]
../status_interfaces.php
    • This caused pfSense to crash, necessitating a reboot.
    • I've had one other [time], since then, which happened when there was no human activity.[/time]
[time]
[hr]

[size=1em]Since it's a USB device, I ran:
[/size][/time]
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$  ifconfig | grep -A4 -i wireless
   media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11b
   status: associated
run0_wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
   ether 00:1e:97:xx:xx:xx
   inet6 xxxx::xxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx%run0_wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0xd
--
   media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g (autoselect)
   status: no carrier
   ssid "-------------" channel 9 (2452 MHz 11b)
   regdomain FCC country US outdoor authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 30
   bmiss 7 scanvalid 60
[time]

[size=1em]I also ran:
[/size][/time]
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$ ifconfig run0_wlan0
run0_wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
   ether 00:1e:97:xx:xx:xx
   inet6 xxxx::xxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx%run0_wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0xd
   nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>
   media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g (autoselect)
   status: no carrier
   ssid "-------------" channel 9 (2452 MHz 11b)
   regdomain FCC country US outdoor authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 30
   bmiss 7 scanvalid 60
[time]
[hr]
[size=1em]
I also ran:
[/size][/time]
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$ usbconfig
ugen4.2: <product 0x3070 vendor 0x148f> at usbus4, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON
[time][size=1em]

An internet search yielded: [/size][/time]
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[time][size=1em]USB: 148F:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter[/size][/time]
[time][size=1em]

I'd much prefer a decent Atheros Chip.

:-| :-/  [/size] :-\
[/time]

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2016, 11:21:22 pm »
I have installed Pfsense 2.3.1 on an 6 year old desktop EMachine  ET-311G 
rl0@pci0:1:6:0:   class=0x020000 card=0xe1021acb chip=0x813910ec rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'
    device     = 'RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet
ath0@pci0:3:0:0:   class=0x028000 card=0x3112168c chip=0x0030168c rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Qualcomm Atheros'
    device     = 'AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter'
    class      = network

i bought a TP-Link N900 Wireless PCI Express Card with the Atheros AR9380 Chipset   and Its been working fine  some disconnect issues but its rare i think i just set it up wrong  but i am using it as an AP with WPA2 AES Encryption! 

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2016, 03:36:25 am »
Hi!

Is there anybody out there using a wifi USB stick with pfsense 2.3.1-1 successfully as WAN interface? Tried a ratek and a realtek, both without success...

kind regards

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2016, 02:47:36 pm »
I can report mixed success with a couple of different cards. Still looking for the "it just works" solution.

  • AzureWave AW-NB037: Based on Atheros WB195 reference design per WikiDevi. This was the card supplied when I bought the router as a package from Logic Systems. Uses ath(4) driver. FreeBSD only supported 802.11b/g until release 10.0, when 802.11n added. Hardware does 2.4GHz b/g/n, 1x1 (i.e. no MIMO). Nominally supports Bluetooth but FreeBSD drivers don't. Would sometimes lock up and generate many interrupts, slowing down router service.
  • Samsung based on Atheros AR9462 and WB222: Just obtained this used via eBay. Hardware can do 2.4 or 5GHz, a/b/g/n, plus Bluetooth. Uses ath(4) driver. Despite driver source provided by Qualcomm Atheros, FreeBSD driver is a work in progress, judging by the repo. Major holes in driver as of FreeBSD 10.3, appears some will be fixed in 11.0. Works passably on 5GHz with pfSense 2.3.2, can't get my iDevices to connect on 2.4GHz. No Bluetooth support in FreeBSD, not that I would use it anyway.

In a related annoyance, the FreeBSD documentation claims that the ath(4) driver supports ALTQ, but I haven't seen any evidence of it with these cards.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 10:43:06 pm by Chucko »

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2016, 11:03:50 am »
hi, anybody can give an working wireless cards for access point ?  (awus036h (RTL8187) not working for acess point  :-X )

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 02:26:27 am »
In present time, What is the best card (mini PCIe card) that supports WIFI N ?

I'm looking for replace (AzureWave AW-NU706H), card is WIFI N, but pfsense allow only A/B/G.
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=136224.0

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 12:50:10 pm »
In present time, What is the best card (mini PCIe card) that supports WIFI N ?

I'm looking for replace (AzureWave AW-NU706H), card is WIFI N, but pfsense allow only A/B/G.
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=136224.0

Ditto.  What's the best internal Mini PCIe board of choice for FreeBSD 11.1 / pfSense 2.40?  PC Engines sells this one, so I assume it's at the top or close to it?
https://pcengines.ch/wle200nx.htm

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2017, 01:29:02 pm »
Ditto.  What's the best internal Mini PCIe board of choice for FreeBSD 11.1 / pfSense 2.40?  PC Engines sells this one, so I assume it's at the top or close to it?
https://pcengines.ch/wle200nx.htm

Yes, this card works, under pfSense 2.3.4p1 even perfect. Under 2.4.0 I am having smaller issues: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=138260.0

I will create a ticket for it soon.

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2017, 05:57:49 pm »
I have been trying unsuccessfully for a while to get pfsense working on a laptop to function as a wifi access point

I had an affiliate of mine order a WLE200NX wireless card for me after we tried a dozen different atheros wireless adapters in a handful of old laptops without any success

This card was suggested to me by a sales rep with netgate - after reading the previous post confirming that it should work, I'm strongly leaning towards the conclusion that I'm doing something wrong because while it works with windows, when the same box is nuked and paved with pfsense, the card cant be detected.

The process I used was to swap in the wifi adapter, then fresh install pfsense 2.4.2 (latest version as of this writing) on the laptop in question. At the end of the installation the application will ask to assign interfaces, at this stage, the wireless adapter is not listed (only the ethernet adapter is listed) and the card considered not compatible.

I don't want to hijack this thread though, but at the same time I thought I should post my experience as it appears to be relevant here. I created my own thread where I'm hoping someone can point out what I'm doing wrong and what the actual process to drop a card into a laptop and install pfsense is... Its here in the wireless section...
« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 01:16:28 am by Preacher22 »

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Re: Known working Wireless cards
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 03:19:07 pm »
The process I used was to swap in the wifi adapter, then fresh install pfsense 2.4.2 (latest version as of this writing) on the laptop in question. At the end of the installation the application will ask to assign interfaces, at this stage, the wireless adapter is not listed (only the ethernet adapter is listed) and the card considered not compatible.

https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/2.4_New_Features_and_Changes#Wireless