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Date:      Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:00:45 -0400
From:      Pierre-Luc Drouin <pldrouin@pldrouin.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD WIFI USB adapter
Message-ID:  <CANT0rctC9QxQnJ0rMtS+dHN5W9nvLTJv3U+SD1886kh+=eGx1A@mail.gmail.com>
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Isn't the Intel 3000 AGN supported by FreeBSD? I thought it was?

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:27:29 -0000
> bud@taiotoshi.org 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. =C2=A0I 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 =E2=9C=8C
> jerry+fbsd@seibercom.net
>
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