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Wireless card

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:57 am
by konkhra
Wireless card will be capable of AP under *NIX based systems?

Re: Wireless card

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:12 am
by konkhra
I am curious if wireless card can be setup as access point? Would be great if Intense pc could act as a router also.

Re: Wireless card

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:41 am
by gabrielh
The *nix wireless card driver supports managed and ad-hoc modes. You can use the ad-hoc mode to set the Intense PC as an AP

Re: Wireless card

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:57 am
by Nadrek
Add one for someone who is otherwise going to have to replace any Wifi card with one that supports 802.11a/b/g(/n) in host mode on FreeBSD (pfSense firewall), as well as works on Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) and Windows. Common ones are regrettably rare - so far I've been looking at two Atheros AR9280 based cards:

full length "high power" Ubiquiti SR-71e ( ... 400mW.html)

half length Atheros based card with FreeBSD 8.1 drivers (something like the Sparklan WPEA-111N ( ... rod_id=157)

These little PC's with either the GbE FACE module or the two Mini-PCIe FACE module and some wifi cards are ideal for replacing small office firewalls, routers, wifi access points, and VPN concentrators, many of which are FreeBSD based (m0n0wall, pfSense).

Re: Wireless card

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:42 am
by baeschtu
Hi @all
I'm planning to replace the stock miniPCI-E Wifi module with which the IntensePC miniPCI-E (half-size) slot is populated. My favorite replacement is the Sparklan WPEA-111N (AR9280) because the *nix drivers (ath9k) should support the Master mode required for build an access point.

Does someone already use this module successfully as AP under *nix or BSD-based Distros?