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Date:      Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:27:31 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD WIFI USB adapter
Message-ID:  <20110811132731.1cb40ff1@scorpio>
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On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:27:29 -0000 articulated:

> Folks:
> I have a Dell XPS Studio laptop with a broadcom wifi adapter built
> in. I've had no luck trying to compile in the BWI option into the
> kernel to get it to work and think that buying a cheap usb WIFI
> adapter is the quickest way to make wireless 802.11 b/g work.
> Realizing that some chip sets are better supported than others, I was
> hoping some list subscribers might be able to identify currently
> offered USB WIFI adapters that they know to work.  I will then
> purchase one that has a good track record.
> Any suggestions/comments on adapters that work would be greatly
> appreciated.

Basically, stay away form any "N" devices. Even the cheapest WIFI's
offer "N" today, so be sure to purchase one that doesn't support it or
else in all probability you will not be able to secure a driver for it.
I know that sucks; however, it is what it is. It is also the reason I
totally gave up attempting to use FreeBSD on any modern Laptop.

Jerry ✌

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