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Old 03-26-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 03-26-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 03-26-2007, 06:09 PM   #3
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im having problems with broadcom drivers for bcm43xx wireless cards
 
Old 03-26-2007, 06:45 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 08:50 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 04-02-2007, 07:19 AM   #6
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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
 
Old 04-27-2007, 01:25 PM   #7
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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
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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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