On Tue, February 4, 2014 5:30 pm, Warren Block wrote: > On Tue, 4 Feb 2014, Waitman Gobble wrote: > > >> On 2/4/2014 4:55 PM, Colin Percival wrote: >> >>> On 02/04/14 16:01, Waitman Gobble wrote: >>> >>>> Ralink is a good choice esp. for USB. You might have trouble using >>>> other supported chipsets which are connected to the USB port. >>>> >>>> Also note that the wireless card in the laptop can be replaced for >>>> about ten bucks. It's typically the easiest thing to replace in a >>>> laptop. If you decide to swap out your wifi card I'd recommend >>>> Atheros. >>>> >>> >>> I considered that, but I've heard rumours about laptop BIOSes >>> blacklisting wifi cards from other manufacturers, so I figured a USB >>> device was an easier solution. >>> >> >> That's a potential issue. I've only seen that happen with HP laptops, >> but you should research before spending the ten bucks. > > Lenovo does it too. So far, I have not encountered an Acer or Dell with > the problem. Recent Toshiba models are made by Acer, but I can't recall > changing the wireless card in one. > > Dell often uses Broadcom cards. It would be nice if the new Broadcom > partipation in FreeBSD would extend to improving their wireless drivers. >
Here, here. BC working would be nice indeed. I kind of helped those two guys when they started. It's possible I fabricated their first 'heartbeat' out of hmmm 1/4" rod. And the first sets of chasis. And it came back to cause me problems over the years. :) Anyway, I haven't noticed that going on with Asus either. There are documented ways around the stalled boot but none of them are pretty. -- Waitman Gobble San Jose California USA (510) 830-7975 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-wireless To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-wireless-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"