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Re: 802.11a/b/g support in -current
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: 802.11a/b/g support in -current
- From: Chris Clymer <chris_(_at_)_theconceited_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 11:18:07 -0500
Nice. I own a Netgear511U that utilizes that Atheros chipset, and it has
worked very well for me(in Linux). Just thought I'd mention it in case
anyone was looking for specific cards, I picked mine up for about $60.
On Tuesday 22 February 2005 10:51 am, Theo de Raadt wrote:
> > Am I reading this correctly,
> > http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=ral&apropos=0&sektion=0&manp
> >ath=OpenBSD+Current&arch=i386&format=html ?
> > Is there support for A/G in -current and therefore 3.7?
> Yup. Much more choice than before.
> an (4) - Aironet Communications 4500/4800 IEEE 802.11B wireless network
> adapter ath (4) - Atheros IEEE 802.11A/B/G wireless network adapter
> atu (4) - Atmel at76c50x 802.11B wireless network interfaces
> atw (4) - ADMtek ADM8211 802.11B wireless network interface
> awi (4) - BayStack 650 IEEE 802.11FH PCMCIA wireless network driver
> ipw (4) - Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 IEEE 802.11B wireless network adapter
> iwi (4) - Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2225BG/2915ABG IEEE 802.11A/B/G
> wireless network adapters ral (4) - Ralink Technology RT2500 IEEE
> 802.11A/B/G wireless network adapter ray (4) - Raytheon Raylink/WebGear
> Aviator IEEE 802.11FH 2Mbps wireless network adapter rln (4) - device
> driver for RangeLAN2-based wireless network cards rtw (4) - Realtek 8180
> 802.11B wireless network driver
> wi (4) - WaveLAN/IEEE, PRISM 2-3 and Spectrum24 802.11B wireless network
> Note that the Intel driver manual pages include this chunk:
> The driver needs some firmware files, which are loaded on demand when
> the device is attached:
> These firmware files are not free because Intel refuses to grant
> distri- bution rights without contractual obligations. As a result, even
> though OpenBSD includes the driver, the firmware files cannot be included
> and users have to find these files on their own. The official person to
> state your views to about this issue is peter_(_dot_)_engelbrecht_(_at_)_intel_(_dot_)_com at
> (858) 391 1857.
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