[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD Wireless AP

Miles Nordin carton at Ivy.NET
Sun Oct 26 13:00:02 EDT 2008

>>>>> "j" == Jonathan  <jonathan at kc8onw.net> writes:

     j> experience setting up a BSD wireless access point?

I've been trying to do it with prism2, atheros, ralink on netbsd and
openbsd, and it hasn't gone well.  Basic unencrypted hostap is not
stable, and important features like 802.11a or WPA2 aren't working.

My current suggestion is openwrt, on Ubiquiti or La Fonera.  I don't
have experience with it yet, though.  For Fonera you should order a
serial cable from the FTDI chip shop as discussed on the openwrt wiki,
because this makes installing a lot easier.

If Atheros is still around a year from now, things might be more
stable on all platforms because they've finally released their HAL
source.  but the best way of doing an AP is always going to be SoC,
and BSD is never going to run there.
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