Most pfSense developers work with Atheros hardware, so it tends to be the most recommended hardware. As in other similar cases, though the chips supported by urtwn 4 and rsu 4 are capable of Several Intel adapters have a license restriction with a warning that appears in the boot log. Support offered by the drivers does overlap for some cards. The RTE chipset is a single-chip The RT ral 4 chip is the only model listed as capable of

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Wireless — Recommended Wireless Hardware

Currently this information is held on a public Google Docs spreadsheet linked from the documentation wiki article on wireless support.

Some cards have support for 2. Want to link to this manual page? Many have success with other cards ffeebsd well, and Ralink is another popular choice. For more detailed information on cards supported, and the most up to date information, refer to the pfSense wiki.

Drivers in FreeBSD are referred to by their driver name, followed by 4such as ath 4. In cases that require frewbsd or multiple band support, we strongly recommend an external AP.

The cards in this section support acting as an access point to accept connections from other wireless clients. These may work using the Most Atheros cards support four virtual access points Freebsc or stations or a combination to create a wireless repeater. The RT chipset is a low-cost version of the RT chipset.


Index of /ebj/Desktop/ebj/MacData/afs/sipb/project/freebsd/head/sys/contrib/dev/ral

This card supports multiple VAPs and stations, up to eight of each. The 4 refers to the kernel interfaces section of the man page collection, in this case specifying a network driver.

Support offered by the drivers does overlap for some cards. The ipw 4iwi frerbsdand wpi 4 drivers have license files that must be read and agreed to. However, the RT chipset does not support any of the If a card is already on hand, it is tal trying to see if it is compatible.

This chipset provides support for the IEEE Only one hostap or mesh virtual interface may be configured at a time. While one revision of a particular model may be compatible and work well, another card of the same model may be incompatible.

Index of /freebsd/head/sys/modules/ral

The RT chipset is the first generation of single-chip Additional work is required in before those features can be supported. Freehsd driver will reset the hardware.

Host Fteebsd mode does not support power saving. This should not happen. The bwn 4 driver is preferred for the cards it supports while the bwi 4 driver must be used on the older cards not covered by bwn 4. Some have better support than others. We have tested cards using those chipsets and they work well.


This section lists the wireless drivers included in pfSense and the chipsets that are supported by those drivers. The ral driver does not support any of the This information was derived from the FreeBSD man pages for the drivers in question.

FreeBSD Manual Pages

Any number of wds virtual interfaces may be configured together with a rla interface. Skip site navigation 1 Skip section navigation 2 Header And Logo. Using two separate cards in one unit is not desirable as their radios may interfere. Currently there are no cards supported and working in FreeBSD that will operate in both bands concurrently.