Finding Drivers For winWiFi Card

Programmer In Training pit at
Sun Jan 24 04:26:45 UTC 2010

On 1/23/2010 10:05 PM, Glen Barber wrote:
> Programmer In Training wrote: 
>> This is probably the wrong place to ask, and if it is I ask your
>> forgiveness.
> Nope, this is the right place.


>> I'm browsing the FTP server for FreeBSD-8.0 packages[0] and am looking
>> for drivers for my winWiFi card (zonenet, unsure of chipset currently)
>> and realized, I'm not sure what package I would need for that. I didn't
>> set up eth0 (wired NIC, realtek) as that would mean lugging my box
>> halfway across the house into a room with no room in it for me and my
>> box. I figured I could just set my wireless card up after install, not
>> thinking I wouldn't have a clue as to what I'm doing.
> That is the wrong place. :)

Which is OK. At least I only downloaded a dozen files. ;)

> What is listed with ifconfig(8)?  That will help determine the driver (if
> it is supported).

(this is all typed out so please excuse typos)

rl0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
	ether 00:40:ca:35:6c:09
	media: ethernet autoselect
	status: no carrier
plip0: flags=8810<POINTTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
	inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3 [I am absolutely sure that
percent sign is correct]
	inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
	inet netmask 0xff000000

Should I assume that rl0 is the wireless? I'm not sure what plip0 is and
I know lo0 is my wired nic.

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