THere are a bunch of supported 11n NICS in -HEAD and -10.

You should buy a cheap one for now, until someone writes the
AR7010/AR9271 driver.


On 19 November 2013 14:53, Thomas Mueller <> wrote:
> from Jonas Liepuonius <>:
>> So I have been thinking about starting driver development in FreeBSD. So I
>> thought about porting some drivers from linux as a starting point. It will
>> mainly be for the Atheros 9271 USB chip. So any comments or ideas or tips
>> are welcome :)
>> --
>> Pagarbiai,
>> Jonas
> I have MSI Z77 MPOWER motherboard with onboard AR9271 quasi-USB chip and 
> would be glad to be a tester on FreeBSD-current.
> Bug in re driver makes this particular version of Realtek 8111E Ethernet not 
> work in FreeBSD or OpenBSD as of 5.3, but good in NetBSD-current amd64 and 
> Linux.
> I notice NetBSD and OpenBSD have athn driver which includes AR9271.
> On how I update FreeBSD source tree with no Internet access through FreeBSD, 
> I built subversion from pkgsrc on a NetBSD-current amd64 USB-stick 
> installation, and use that successfully.  With GPT, NetBSD accesses FreeBSD 
> partition with no problem reading disklabels.
> OpenBSD, from live USB (, can't read 
> my hard drive at all, due to lack of GPT support.
> Tom
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