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agelsc 03-26-2007 05:18 PM

your opinions please
 
in your most honest opinions would you tell a friend which way to go?
Ive been stuck on having to use windows because i really dont have the time that it takes to reconfigure my laptop for the use of wireless drivers , I work on the road so i have to be able to login remotely all the time and with the linux and not being able to properly configure the drivers for the wireless card my question is ? will i have the same problems using bsd
Thanks for any help

anomie 03-26-2007 06:02 PM

Read here for a list of tested/supported wireless NICs for FreeBSD 6.2/i386:
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.2R...i386.html#WLAN

agelsc 03-26-2007 06:09 PM

im having problems with broadcom drivers for bcm43xx wireless cards

mrcheeks 03-26-2007 06:45 PM

Did you try installing the drivers from your manufacturer's website or cdrom? You can use a tool called ndisgen which is similar to ndiswrapper on linux.

Thulemanden 04-01-2007 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agelsc
in your most honest opinions would you tell a friend which way to go?

I don't think it's worth the trouble to use PSD on your wireless laptop yet.

agelsc 04-02-2007 07:19 AM

Thanks for the advise, I ended up with ubuntu 6.10 and a lot of head banging and got the wireless cards working on bcm4311, now i have to figure out how to increase the speed ,its stuck on 11mbs
Thanks
William
NO MORE MSW:newbie:

unixfool 04-27-2007 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agelsc
Thanks for the advise, I ended up with ubuntu 6.10 and a lot of head banging and got the wireless cards working on bcm4311, now i have to figure out how to increase the speed ,its stuck on 11mbs
Thanks
William
NO MORE MSW:newbie:

If its an 11B card, that's probably all you're going to get...11mb/s. You also have to factor in that if the WAP is set to mixed mode and even one client is connecting via 11B, any 54G card will only have a connection as fast as the slowest client...any 11B cards will make the WAP throttle down to 11B.


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