Inspiron 15 (aka 1545)

Bob Johnson fbsdlists at
Tue May 19 22:12:26 UTC 2009

On 5/17/09, Leslie Jensen <leslie at> wrote:
> Bob Johnson skrev:
>> I need a cheap, simple, reasonably light laptop, but not a tiny
>> display, and I'm looking at the Best Buy pre-configured Inspiron 15
>> (i.e. Inspiron 1545). Anyone have direct experience with FreeBSD amd64
>> on one of these? Is there anything that isn't going to work?
> Hello Bob
> I'm running FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE amd64 on a Latitude E6500. I ordered it
> with a Dell wireless but was unable to make it work. I then upgraded to
> an Intel wireless card but it was to new, chip number 5200, so freebsd
> has no support for that card either. I'm now using a Linksys USB
> wireless stick that works. But it's inconvienient because I forget to
> attach it and then I need to restart to get it to work.

Have you tried (and failed) to build an NDIS driver for the wireless
card using ndisgen?


-- Bob Johnson

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