Thought I share good news as well:

1. Temporarily switched to power line network, so the server is 'wireless' and 
functions as wanted. Speed dropped from about 1.2 Mbit within the apartment to 
300 Kbit between the 2 floors, however, reliability is over speed in my case. 
There was no need to upgrade the server from R8.1 either.

2. In the meantime did a test with R10 beta. Booted the server yesterday night 
from a R10 memory stick, configured a TL-WDN4800, and voila, about 700 Mbit 
without much tuning (AP is 5 years old). (Manual config after boot did not seem 
to work, but mounting the pen drive in write mode and updating rc.conf, 
wpa_supplicant.conf cut it.) I will do a full night test the next days.

Wonder if beta releases count as normal release from the upgrading perspective? 
I could start with R10 beta on a 2nd disk, it will take a while until all ports 
are reinstalled, configured etc. Once this is done (I will take my time) R10 
final should be out. Question is: R10 beta -> R10 final upgrade is just like 
any other upgrade? Or, shall I wait 1 month for the final R10?


> From:
> To:
> Subject: RE: WLAN PCIe HW recommendation for 8.1
> Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:53:27 +0000
> '' is the answer to all questions. Many thanks!
> Wonder if there is a link to '' on the FreeBSD WLAN driver 
> project site...
> Cheers
> Balazs
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:10:37 -0600
>> From:
>> To:
>> CC:
>> Subject: RE: WLAN PCIe HW recommendation for 8.1
>> On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, wrote:
>>> I found it cumbersome to map Atheros chipsets to PCIe cards, most of
>>> the time this info is hidden from the adapters data sheet. I must be
>>> completely on the wrong way. I would expect 10 min. to pick a PCIe
>>> WLAN card from the Freebsd HW notes, order it, plug it in, configure
>>> and enjoy. Like with LAN cards, hard disks etc. What do I do wrong?
>> A search at for "atheros pcie" finds a few PCIe cards, and
>> a bunch of mini-PCIe cards. There might be a better search term to show
>> just desktop-type PCIe.
>> There are adapter cards to put a mini-PCIe card in a PCIe slot, which
>> provides more versatility.
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