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Date:      Thu, 19 Mar 2009 18:01:57 +0100
From:      Maciej Suszko <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>,
Subject:   Re: is there a laptop ?
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Chris Rees <> wrote:
> As far as the WLAN support goes, you can always replace the cards.
> Searching on eBay or old laptops is often a good bet. Ralink and
> Atheros are your best bets as aforementioned; Free drivers!

If you mean replacing mPCI cards - it's not always possible. HP has got
device whitelists implemented in their BIOS - you can replace WiFi cards
to those they're selling with their laptops. I visited some sites
describing BIOS modifications - yes, it's possible, but you there's
always big chance to got your computer bricked :|
As far as I know - some IBM models have such whitelists as well...

> Oh, I'll agree with everyone saying IBM laptops are the best; but they
> sold the Thinkpad line to Lenovo, who as I've mostly found have kept
> up the standards. They are excellent buys.
> Good luck...
regards, Maciej Suszko.

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