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How To Set Up A FreeBSD Wireless Access Point

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This guide explains the process of setting up a FreeBSD system that will act as a wireless router (as well as a wired router) that takes advantage of the ported version of OpenBSD's PF packet filter.

http://www.howtoforge.com/setting_up_a_freebsd_wlan_access_point

re: FreeBSD WAP

Or download PFSENSE (which is free) and get a BSD based firewall that works out of the box, has WiFi Captive Portal, and all the security features you could want (backed by a great community support forum).

All pre-compiled, and most importantly, done by people who understand how to harden the setup, and do thorough attack and penetration tests (something most people who roll their own firewall have absolutely no idea what that means, let alone how to do it correctly).

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