IPFire Hardened Linux Firewall Gets 802.11ac Wi-Fi Support, Security Updates

IPFire project’s Michael Tremer announced today the general availability of IPFire 2.21 Core Update 125, an incremental update to the hardened open-source Linux firewall distribution targeted at routers and hardware firewalls.

Packed with lots of bug fixes and cleanups, the IPFire 2.21 Core Update 125 patch is here to introduce support for the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard in the IPFire Access Point add-on, which should allow for better wireless coverage and higher network throughputs, especially in home environments. Of course, the machine running IPFire should have a network interface supporting the 802.11ac wireless protocol for this to work.

“Although IPFire might not be the first choice as a wireless access point in larger environments, it is perfect to run a single office or apartment,” said Michael Tremer. “Additionally, a new switch allows disabling the so-called neighborhood scan whe… (read more)

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