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Date:      Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:42:39 -0700
From:      Kendall Shaw <kshaw@kendallshaw.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: pcmcia wifi adapter that can be purchased?
Message-ID:  <878vhwygyo.fsf@neti.kendallshaw.com>
In-Reply-To: <878vhxylxp.fsf@neti.kendallshaw.com> (Kendall Shaw's message of "Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:55:14 -0700")
References:  <87obqzqyhm.fsf@neti.kendallshaw.com> <4F84AF58.2090306@onetel.com> <878vi3qk4h.fsf@neti.kendallshaw.com> <4F855CC0.4060009@onetel.com> <878vhxylxp.fsf@neti.kendallshaw.com>

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Kendall Shaw <kshaw@kendallshaw.com> writes:

> Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com> writes:
>
>> On 10/04/2012 23:47, Kendall Shaw wrote:
>>> Chris Whitehouse<cwhiteh@onetel.com>  writes:
>>>
>>>> On 10/04/2012 18:37, Kendall Shaw wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Do you happen to know of a PCMCIA Type II wireless adapter that is
>>>>> currently being sold online that supports WPA under freebsd 9.0?
>>>>> Alternately, a USB 1.0 adapter? I would rather keep the USB ports free
>>>>> for other uses.
>>>>
>>>> Linksys WPC54G works with malo driver (check the man page if you get
>>>> one) and is available on ebay. I haven't had one in regular use but I
>>>> just did a flood ping on 9.0R i386 and it showed less than 1% packet
>>>> loss.
>>>>
>>>> Chris
>>>
>>> Thanks. Oops... I clicked too soon and bought from Amazon. The bwi/bwn
>> Yes looks a bit more expensive there than ebay.
>>> man pages say the version 3 of the adapter is supported. Amazon doesn't
>>> say what version. Is the malo driver for newer versions of the adapter?
>>
>> My card is v5 with Marvell Libertas 88W8335 chip.
>
> I got the card and it is working. Thanks everyone!
>
> The card is a Linksys WPC54G v3.1 and I am using the bwn driver. I wish
> that it would tell you what version the card is, at least on the box...
>
> I installed bwn_firmware_kmod from ports to set it up.
>
> /boot/loader.conf:
>
> if_bwn_load="YES"
> bwn_v4_ucode_load="YES"
>
> /etc/rc.conf:
>
> wlans_bwn0="wlan0"
> ifconfig_wlan0="WPA SYNCDHCP"
> wpa_supplicant_enable="YES"
>
> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:
>
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> ctrl_interface_group=wheel
> network={
>   ssid="Error"
>   proto=WPA
>   psk="topsecret"
> }

I should have added:

siba_bwn0@pci0:1:0:0:   class=0x028000 card=0x00481737 chip=0x431814e4
rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Broadcom Corporation'
    device     = 'BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN
    Controller'
    class      = network

output from pciconf

Kendall



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