Closed [was Re: wireless access point in FreeBSD 8.2p2]

Paul Beard paulbeard at
Sun Aug 28 20:05:06 UTC 2011

On Aug 28, 2011, at 12:38 PM, Bill Tillman wrote:

> I did this to have the experience with it and to have a backup to my Netgear wireless router. The trouble was the Netgear wireless AP device works so well and is plenty fast, unlike what I was getting with my FreeBSD server. The Netgear device has been working 24/7 for almost 2 years now so I just gave up on the  FreeBSD option.

I think you sold me on the futility of this exercise. My Linksys has been in service longer than that, 5 years at least. 

Maybe one of the micro-flavors of FreeBSD or NetBSD might be better suited to this, on a low-powered disused hardware platform. It doesn't seem reliable enough to spend any more time on. If I could make it work, I could like to compare what it took to the various approaches I have read (including in the Handbook which is usually very dependable: I used it earlier today to refresh my memory on adding a swapfile). 

I'm calling it closed for now. Better use of my time to just find a backup AP. 
Paul Beard

Are you trying to win an argument or solve a problem? 

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