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Date:      Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:25:00 -0700
From:      Waitman Gobble <gobble.wa@gmail.com>
To:        Joshua Isom <jrisom@gmail.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Hardware recommendations, not "enterprise" budget.
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On Oct 29, 2012 10:57 PM, "Joshua Isom" <jrisom@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Soon I'll be purchasing a wireless N card for my current FreeBSD system
since I'm not yet ready to add ethernet to my house.  What would be the
current recommendations for using wireless N on FreeBSD?  My router is a
Linksys E2000, which supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz but not concurrently.
Supporting 5GHz is a strong preference but I doubt I'll have much luck
getting everything else to work at 5GHz.
>
> I'm also thinking of an HTPC.  For low power and mostly silent hardware,
what's the best?
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Hi Joshua,
>From my experience an Atheros or Ralink chipset is generally going to be
the best way to go. Not sure about your system, or what type of device you
are considering, but if its going to be a USB dongle id go with Ralink
chipset device.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California



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