On 13/06/07, Adam <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I was wondering this this wireless networking card will work with FreeBsd - U.S. Robotics Wireless MAXg PC Card Ethernet Card, 802.11g, b. I needed to know because I am going to buy it next week. Thank You, please write back.
IMO having a specific card supported is kind of a problem, because manufacturers tend to change chip revisions pretty fast, and there are some subtle difference between these revisions that can render the card useless - even if the driver supports the chipset. So make sure you find out what the card is actually based on (atheros, ral, etc.) and look up the manpage for the driver. Find the card and check the revision. If your revision is newer than the latest mentioned one, make sure that you can return the card. Or: Take your laptop with you. I did it when I purchased my D-Link DWL-650 from a big discounter. I loaded all available WLAN drivers into memory (gave a nice for-loop and the laptop lots to do). Afterwards the salespersons handed me one board after the other and I checked the console/syslog wether the board was recognised as a WLAN device. It was great: I figured I could go with a ral-based card, but it turned out to be unstable. Next try (yes, I went there again and we did the procedure all over again) I found the card mentioned above. And I'm really happy with it. It's stable, and the connection quality is really good. On a side note: Having a FreeBSD based Laptop with you in a store where people know only about Windows is an experience one should have. They need their time to get used to the idea that there are other Operating Systems as Windows. And that these don't need graphics to work. And that there are people out there that can work with a computer without graphics... ;-D HTH Christian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"