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Supported Wireless Cards

pfSense® software includes built in wireless capabilities that turn a pfSense firewall into a wireless access point, use a wireless 802.11 connection as a WAN connection, or both.

Supported Wireless Drivers

The spreadsheet linked below contains a compatibility matrix and driver list for cards that should work with pfSense 2.0 and later - be aware of the hostap column, which indicates which drivers are capable of running in access point mode. If the hostap column is marked N, then the card may only be used as a client.

The second tab on the sheet lists part numbers for a given driver.

Wireless Card Support

This information was compiled from FreeBSD man pages and driver source code, and some from submitted information/experience.