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Date:      Thu, 11 Aug 2011 23:09:34 +0200
From:      Christian Barthel <bc@nyx.user-mode.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD WIFI USB adapter
Message-ID:  <20110811210934.GB1131@nyx.user-mode.org>
In-Reply-To: <20110811210203.GA1131@nyx.user-mode.org>
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On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 04:27:29PM -0000, bud@taiotoshi.org wrote:
> > 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.

Here is a list with different chips... 
 
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.2R/hardware.html#WLAN
 
"The rum(4)  driver supports USB 2.0 wireless adapters based ..."
 
I don't know any Dell devices, but maybe it's possible to replace the
builtin chip with another wireless lan chip. 


> 
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Bud
> > 
> 

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