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> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2012 20:39:46 +0200
> From: Juergen Lock <n...@jelal.kn-bremen.de>
> Subject: Re: native USB 802.11n adapter w/ external SMA jacks?
> To: Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org>
> Cc: John-Mark Gurney <j...@funkthat.com>, freebsd-wireless@freebsd.org
> Message-ID: <20120902183946.ga88...@triton8.kn-bremen.de>
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> On Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 11:15:09AM -0700, Adrian Chadd wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 2 September 2012 11:12, John-Mark Gurney <j...@funkthat.com> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Please cc me as I'm not subscribed to -wireless.
>> >
>> > I'm looking for a 802.11n USB adapter that is supported on ARM w/ external
>> > SMA jacks.  I plan to use this w/ a BeagleBone so clearly ndis drivers
>> > will not work.
>> >
>> > I see plenty of adapters are available, but as usual, they don't list
>> > which chipset they are based upon, making the decission hard.
>> >
>> > I'm looking at 802.11n more for future support, so even just a 802.11bg
>> > device would be fine.
>>
>> I'm not currently aware of any USB wifi devices that are like that.
>>
>> I'd suggest first canvassing ebay/google/amazon for some candidates?
>
> I don't know about arm but I have here "LogiLink WL0054" which is
> driven by if_run(4) and comes with an external antenna that's screwed
> on, the connector looks smaller than what I see on
>
>         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMA_connector
>
> but maybe there are adapters?  Even with just that screwed-on antenna
> the range is definitely better than with other usb wifi dongles that
> have their antenna built in...  And it works in hostap mode too,
> tho I haven't tried 11n myself yet, only g.

If you are brave, you can try
https://gitorious.org/run/run/trees/11n_rc3

Because of dead locks, it blindly unlocks some locks. I don't know
what kind of trouble it may cause.


AK
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