[Soekris] Soekris 6501 as a Wireless Access Point / Advice requested
f.schuhmann at t-online.de
Fri Jan 6 22:09:54 UTC 2012
Hi Robert & List,
a happy new year to all.
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> bounces at lists.soekris.com] On Behalf Of Robert Guerra
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> Subject: [Soekris] Soekris 6501 as a Wireless Access Point / Advice requested
> Dear List,
> Happy New Year!
Also to you a happy new year.
> I just bought a Soekris 6501/50 with a 1 Slot Standard Case a few days ago and
> like to configure it as a Wireless Access Point to replace the failing
Linksys Wifi router
> I have now.
Before you will send the Linksys going to sleep for ever, perhaps you will give
him a second
chance with the DD-WRT router OS, for Linksys routers no fee must be paid for
but be sure that your model is supported. They have a router database for
on their website, one of the best I´ve ever seen.
> If possible i'd like to run PfSense as the OS and use a compatible wireless
> Below is a list of options i've come across.
Be sure that the WLAN card has a driver support.
Than please have a look in the man pages or try a search in the pfSense forum
that the AP
mode will be supported also.
But in their European shop Soekris is offering some WLAN cards for the mini PCIe
and PCIe slot.
> Wireless Card options:
> 1. Ubiquiti SR71-E PCI Card 802.11a/n 802.11b/g/n (802.11a/n 5GHz,
Please be sure, that all modes are accepted an supported, you really need,
if you keeping an eye on the 802.11n standard it will perhaps not run or
this time, my last info about this was 29.12.2011 in the pfSense forum here:
I think it is a wish of many users, so in the future they perhaps
will be support this standard. It is a great pity that are not so many mini PCIe
cards out there
till this time, as I wished, because I´m think that this will be perhaps the
future standard. Or not?
But perhaps also not, that is in my eyes not so clear at the moment and we will
what other embedded companies will integrate in their hardware in future times.
IEI - with the start of the Nova-PV 525 series they have done it also (two mini
LianTec - TBM-X2000PE, TBM-X2000P2 Series with daughter or extension boards dual
PCEngines - we will see, it is still under construction
So is the question should they all go wrong or is the industry a little bit to
lame or there
is no really market.
> Mini PCI-E to PCI-E adapter
> MP2A with ANT2458Q5P (2.4/5.8GHz Rubber Duck Antenna)
If the adapters are working with the net6501 it will be an interesting option!
No drilling holes, sorted with antennas, in shorter words; all you need.
The other adapters with 4 antennas are also looking very fancy 3 antennas for
and a 4 for a UMTS antenna perhaps. Cool link posted by you.
> 2. Atheros AR9280 AR5BDT92 PCIe Desktop WLAN Card & Lenovo Antenna
I don´t know anything about this adapter.
> Will the setup I've described worked well? If not, would it be best to not add
> card at all and just get off the shelf Wireless router (such as the Linksys
> connect it directly to the Soekris.
This is really danger to tell you because I still waiting for exactly the same
Ok I´ll prefer the net6501-70 variant but in combination with the SR71-E and
pfSense it must be a
machine to rule.
I other cases peoples were choosing the IPCop or IPFire in combination with the
with the main view on the better driver support, but if they were lucky and safe
with this I really don´t know?
So please accept that I don´t answering you that question really ;)
> Look forward to people's comments.
I hope it was helping you
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