Working mini PCIe wireless?
mike at jellydonut.org
Tue Dec 4 09:20:28 PST 2007
Geoff Buckingham wrote:
> I recently purchased the Dell I6400 Ubuntu laptop, with the express intent of
> running FreeBSD on it.
> My intention was to use this a working machine using PC-BSD, I.E. RELENG_6, limiting tinkering, experimentation to other systems.
> It comes with an Intel 3945 mini PCIe card, which I knew would not work. So
> I ordered myself a Azurewave Atheros based mini PCIe card to replace it.
> Unfortunatly the ath_hal doesn't recognise the hardware revision, so that
> doesn't work either.
> Does anybody know of a mini PCIe wireless card that works under RELENG_6?
> Failing that an ExpressCard? (The 6400 has no Card Bus)
> I know there is a 3945 driver for 7 and an older rev fo 6, I tried it
> it locks up the machine.
>  Sam has a more recent HAL on his "people" page, but the headers have
> changed making it non-trivial, for me at least, to compile into a
> RELENG_6 kernel/module.
I don't have access to my laptop at the moment (and hence can't pull the
exact kernel output regarding the adapter), but I have a ThinkPad R60
with the ThinkPad a/b/g miniPCI-e wireless card that worked fine under
FreeBSD 6.2. I believe you can find the actual part here:
Part number: 40Y7026
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