For Atheros, the exact chipset is still important... my Macbook's Atheros AR5008 (aka AR5418) does not work with the FBSD ath driver. i386 works if I ndisgen a kernel module from a WinXP driver, but I have not been able to ndisgen a module successfully for amd64, which is what I'd like to run. The kernel panics every time I load it. I'm using FBSD-7.1-amd64, so I can't speak of the capabilities of 8.0, but the hardware notes do not seem to have changed re the ath driver ( http://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/CURRENT/hardware/support.html#WLAN)... Even though it only states that AR5005VL chips are unsupported, mine still is not picked up and it's definitely an AR5008.
- John On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Ashish SHUKLA <wahjava...@gmail.com> wrote: > Saifi Khan writes: > > [...] > > > Do Atheros, Ralink, Realtek, Intel PRO/Wireless chipset work > > with FreeBSD ? > > Atheros chipsets work great with FreeBSD 8-CURRENT at least. And the > driver is FOSS and blob free. No ideas about other chipsets. > > -- > Ashish SHUKLA > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"