On Dec 21, 2013, at 1:07 PM, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> Well, there's a bunch of updated intel hardware with mini-pcie slots.
> I think pcengines just did a hardware refresh, for example?
It’s not done yet. ‘beta’ boards for the PC Engines “APU” platform
(http://www.pcengines.ch/apu.htm) are out, (we have one) but nobody has volume
and nobody *really* knows when volume might be available. My best guess is
March 2013, plus or minus a month.
There are other platforms (based on Intel’s Avocet/Rangeley C2K core) which
should be out in similar timeframes.
> We should put together a list of those and then make sure -HEAD at least
> works on them.
The coming 2.2 version of pfSense is based on FreeBSD 10. It’s limping now,
and should be available about the same
timeframe as the APU and other boards (above). I don’t think we’ve completed
the integration for 802.11n, but I don’t anticipate a
lot of trouble, either.
Getting from 10-RELASE to -HEAD shouldn’t represent too large a jump. (Famous
> That's a good starting point.
> After that - the problem is a lack of 11ac drivers and framework
> support in FreeBSD. It'll come, but ENOTIME at the moment.
this is the largest issue, I think.
> On 21 December 2013 11:05, Adam McDougall <mcdou...@egr.msu.edu> wrote:
>> Hello, a friend of mine is interested in building his own 802.11ac
>> access point with a replaceable wifi module so he can save money on
>> future upgrades by just swapping out the wifi module and possibly
>> antenna. He was thinking to plug in a USB wifi radio but I was thinking
>> minipcie would probably work just as well if not better. Does anyone
>> have any suggestions of software projects I could check out along the
>> lines of openwrt so we don't need to work on a totally custom software
>> build? I was hoping to look at the supported hardware of such projects
>> for clues on what kind of "embedded" hardware and radios he could buy
>> to facilitate this. Thanks!
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