FreeBSD as an Access Point
dweimer at dweimer.net
Sat Dec 22 04:25:03 UTC 2012
On 2012-12-21 16:19, Jason Taylor wrote:
> Maybe the pfSense project might have some useful info for you.
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Derek Funk <dfunk6 at cox.net> wrote:
>> Not familiar with it my self but soekris
>> are embedded systems with BSD in mind.
>> On 12/21/2012 3:12 PM, dweimer wrote:
>>> Just wondering if anyone has used FreeBSD (or NanoBSD) on any small
>>> factor broads such as PC Engines Alix, or similar hardware. And
>>> how well
>>> it has worked for them, and what hardware they used.
>>> I have been having a lot of performance issues with my home
>>> wireless, and
>>> am considering replacing the current APs early next year. I wanted
>>> something a little more flexible than the standard consumer AP,
>>> spending the money for a high end Cisco AP (I do realize that the
>>> will run me in the range of their low end APs). My early searching
>>> shows I
>>> should be able to get an Alix board, Wireless Card, and Antennas
>>> for around
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Probably should have been more clear, when I was asking about FreeBSD
on something like Alix, left out the "as an access point" that I was
thinking. I have a pfSense system running on an Alix board as my
Router/Firewall, incredibly happy with it, but already using a Soekris
VPN1411: Crypto accelerator in the miniPCI slot to help out with my
IPSec tunnel to work. Otherwise I would just add a wireless card to
test it out on that box. Definitely don't want wireless and router
together long term though, as I like to be able to take one down without
the other when doing upgrades.
Dean E. Weimer
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