Acer 4720Z and Atheros wireless card

Manolis Kiagias sonic2000gr at
Sat Jun 28 07:21:54 UTC 2008

Isaac MacFarlane wrote:
> Hello all. I am trying to find a *NIX system that will work with this
> system. Mandriva calls the card an AR5006 and Vista said it was an AR5007.
> Vista worked fine for about a month or so, but I have decided I want to go
> all free on my systems. Mandriva will work with the card but locks up after
> a few hours requiring a restart. Not really acceptable. And it is the best I
> found in the Linux world. Would any of the BSD systems work with this card?
> Any recommendations would be most appreciated.
> Isaac MacFarlane
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I believe this will work if you follow the instructions to build a 
custom kernel, as in the eeepc:

However, this will not be the easiest task if you are not familiar with 
FreeBSD in general.

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