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Re: wireless hardware compatibility info
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: wireless hardware compatibility info
- From: Scott Francis <darkuncle_(_at_)_darkuncle_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 20:33:10 -0700
On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 10:21:41PM -0500, reader_(_at_)_newsguy_(_dot_)_com said:
> Summary: I looked thru the FAQ but didn't see a good header to find
> out about hardware compatibility issues. Particularly with recent
> wireless network products. Are there URLS that discuss or list
> hardware compat.
> I want to insert a wireless point of access into my home network. And
> an wireless pcmcia NIC in my toshiba 4005 (6yr old) laptop.
> I'm running a recent snapshot of obsd on the laptop and wondered if
> there is compiled data somewhere about what models of wireless nics
> may not be supported.
You must not have looked very hard if you didn't find
http://www.openbsd.org/i386.html ... look in the section on wireless
adapters. It's also worth checking out the various man pages for the wireless
drivers - wi(4) is my favorite (you want wi(4) if you're planning on doing
HostAP mode anyway ...).
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