recommended miniPCI 802.11a/b/g card for Soekris net5501
running FreeBSD 8-STABLE?
russell.yount at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 06:49:25 UTC 2010
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Graham Menhennitt <graham at menhennitt.com.au
> I've been trying to get reliable wireless AP functionality in my Soekris
> net5501 (http://soekris.com/net5501.htm) box for some time now. In the
> past I've reported a problem with it
> that causes it to report "ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count
> 4)". I can minimise this by increasing the count but I still get the
> problem and the wifi connection is patchy - dropped connections, and low
> transfer speeds. So, I think the easiest solution is to get a better
> card. Can somebody please recommend any such miniPCI board.
> My existing board is a Wistron Neweb CM9 miniPCI wireless card,
> 802.11abg which is based on the Atheros AR5004 chipset.
> Some cards that are easy for me to get are the Wistron Neweb DCMA-81,
> 5006 Super AG Atheros 6G which uses Atheros AR5414, and Senao NMP-8602
> PLUS-S / EMP-8602 PLUS-S which uses AR 5006. I can probably source any
> others that anybody can suggest, too.
> I'm not after super speed or range, just reliable performance in a
> net5501 running FreeBSD 8-STABLE and acting as a wireless access point
> using WPA2.
> Thanks for any assistance,
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I have two CM9 and two NL-5354MP miniPCI wireless cards on different
Soekris net4521s that do are working fine.
Except for the multiple hostapd client broadcast traffic problem I posted on
have shown no problems like you describe on 8.0 or 7.2.
Perhaps with the slower CPU the problem does not show up for me, but I
would be suprised its your card thats the problem.
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