Reverse engineering; How to...
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Mar 29 08:38:22 UTC 2012
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 04:33:17PM -0400, Brandon Falk wrote:
> Reverse engineering a whole driver could take a very long time, even with the
> proper tools. If it's possible, return the adapter, and buy a new one and verify
> that the chipset is supported before you buy it. Last time I bought a wireless
> card I sat in the store looking at the Wireless support list for BSD before buying.
> I very strongly suggest that you get a card with an Atheros chipset, as those
> are by far the best supported on BSD.
sure, but how?
I've tried very hard to get a pccard with
an atheros chip, but you just can't trust
the label. Guides like e.g. this: http://atheros.rapla.net/
are unreliable. I've bought several
cards, which supposedly have an atheros
chip in them, only to discover they had
something else inside.
Can you recommend a pccard model that is guaranteed
to have a supported atheros chip inside?
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