[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD Wireless AP
tekronis at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 23:05:58 EDT 2008
On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 6:20 PM, Jesse Callaway <bonsaime at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 11:14 PM, Jonathan <jonathan at kc8onw.net> wrote:
> > Has anyone here had any experience setting up a BSD wireless access
> > point? I'd really like to do an AP/Wireless Bridge combo setup but I'm
> > not sure that is even possible with FreeBSD. It appears that drivers
> > for current wireless hardware (802.11n) are still hard to come by for
> > FreeBSD as well. (I realize iwn is in -current but it doesn't support
> > hostap)
> > I'm starting to think it may be much simpler to buy a hardware AP/Bridge
> > or router as I have a spare wired interface I could connect it to. If
> > anyone has any hardware recommendations for this (or non-recommendations
> > for crappy stuff) I would welcome them.
> > Thank you,
> > Jonathan
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> I've not had good luck with BSD as an AP. Run away.
Strange. I use an Atheros card on FreeBSD 6.2, and it works fine.
I'm not using hostapd, just using ifconfig to set the card's mode to hostap
and there's a dhcpd behind it. No issues to speak of.
...maybe I'm doing something wrong.
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