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Old 01-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of installing a BSD

Hey guys, I've been thinking of maybe installing a BSD to see if it's any good for my system, the only thing I'm concerned about is if my wireless card will work at all in any of the BSD's

I have an Inventel UR054g, It uses the Prism54 Chipset, and on my current linux set-up it uses "isl3887usb" firmware.

Does anybody know whether it will work with something like FreeBSD or OpenBSD?
Old 01-03-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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According to it should.

Old 01-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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It works in FreeBSD:
The upgt(4) driver man 4 upgt supports USB 2.0 Conexant/Intersil PrismGT series wireless adapters based on the GW3887 chipset.
Hardware support :Inventel UR045G
Warning :
This driver requires the upgtfw firmware to be installed before it will work.
It only available from package, Download it at, and install it by pkg_add (man 1 pkg_add).
upgt supports software WEP, but is not enabled by default; for security reasons.
upgt driver can operate in 2 modes:
1- BSS Mode(Infrastructure) : associating with an access point
2- Monitor Mode : Without associating with an access point
The upgt driver just supports the USB 2.0 devices (GW3887 chipset) butnot the USB 1.0 devices containing the NET2280, ISL3880, and ISL3886 chipsets.
The upgt driver first appeared in OpenBSD 4.3.
Reverse engineered at :


firmware, prism54

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