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Anyone here use pfsense?

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So I recently built a pfsense box. I'm having issues with the wifi network card (I use wifi as wan, long story), and want to know what hardware you all use.

 

I have an Intel 7260 pci-e half height card, but BSD doesn't support that card yet.

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Issn't it possible to route the traffic trough the network card to the wan card?

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I use PFSense but have a dedicated Wifi Access point in my house, that allows me to better centrally locate my wifi and tuck my VMware environment away in the basement. I have tried wireless in PFSense before but never had success with it.

 

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It is important to make sure your wifi card is supported in pfSense (go to https://www.netgate.com/docs/pfsense/wireless/supported-wireless-cards.html and click on "Wireless Card Support").  Even if you check that list, you can still end up with problems.  I saw a weird issue a few months ago where a supported card did not work because of the country code reported by the card and an issue with how that particular BSD driver treated country codes.  Wireless adapter support doesn't seem to be great in pfSense, and the tune-ability of the wireless connection isn't the best in the pfSense GUI.  I've actually wondered if it wouldn't be better just to buy a nice wireless bridge and connect it to the pfSense box via ethernet.

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I have a pfsense box. I connect the lan out to a managed switch which has a few unifi ap's connected to it as well. Unifi controller running on a host. Currently using a fiber Intel x520-DA2, but was using a Intel Pro/1000 CT. Never had issues

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