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lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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1. decide to hostap on my embedded openbsd router
2. find and buy an 11n pci-mini (_not_ express) card supported by openbsd on ebay
3. let months pass due to laziness/business/worries about configuration with pf
4. install it
5. let months pass due to laziness/business/worries about configuration with pf
6. configure it in five minutes, bridging it to the ethernet interface
7. connect. works great. "wow, why didn't i do this a year ago?"
8. notice the connection speed is only 48 Mbps
9. rtfm: man 4 athn:

CAVEATS
The athn driver does not support any of the 802.11n capabilities offered
by the adapters. Additional work is required in ieee80211(9) before
those features can be supported.

lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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man, this thread is intense:

https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=14256 … 29&w=2

i didn't think anyone was demanding or begging for anything, just discussing where volunteer dev efforts would be best spent.

kinda turns off people like me who just to run openbsd for fun on a home router, and might send an email or two to the list. donating isn't a big deal, but it helps. don't know why theo assumes everyone is a taker.
Carpetsmoker's avatar
2 years ago
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Martin
To be fair, this Alexey guy was sort of out of line, and Stefan gently reminded him of that ("People working in their free time tend to work on what they want to work on, not what other people would like them to work on."), which of course wasn't enough for Theo :-/ He can be such an asshole.

If you want good Wi-Fi support then Linux is probably the best road to take ... Although that will mean you'll have to deal with iptables :-/
lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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yeah, i don't want to run linux on my router. i've been using an 802.11n access point. i'll keep it.

i just wanted to eliminate one unnecessary device from my home. in addition, i was having some wifi connection problems, and thought they might be hiccups from the access point. but i updated my windows 7 wifi driver on my thinkpad x220, which solved the connection hiccups.

i like my little openbsd router quite a bit.

kharon
- purpose: gateway/router
- hardware: pcengines alix 2d2
- services:
~ pf. typical small network routing, with ftp-proxy, port forwarding, queuing.
~ dhcp. sends fixed addresses and hostnames to known mac addresses (nice for raspberry pis).
~ dns. forwards requests to isp's dns servers and free public dns servers. master for local dns.
~ ntp. i think maybe it serves time. dunno.

since fixing my laptop's wifi problems, everything seems rock solid now. i love openbsd. :}
phi_'s avatar
5 months ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Absolutely unrelated, but trying to revive this thread.

9front has a fortune-like program called 'theo' that just spews out random hate from Theo.
lucas's avatar
4 months ago
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lucas
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haha i like it