Recommendation for wireless network card (PCI/USB)

Andrew Thompson thompsa at
Tue Jan 15 12:30:47 PST 2008

On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 11:30:35AM -0800, Nate Eldredge wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I am looking to get a wireless Ethernet card (802.11g) for my desktop 
> FreeBSD box.  I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has found a card 
> that works well.  It should be PCI or USB.  Ideally, I'd prefer one with a 
> fully open-source driver if possible.
> The machine in question is running 6.2/amd64, if it makes a difference.
> I did some searching, but all the results I found were several years old 
> and refer to cards that are not on the market anymore.

Atheros cards are by far the best supported, see


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