please recommend wireless card for amd64 laptop (mini pci (pci-e) or pcmcia)

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Jul 8 13:32:15 UTC 2010

On Thu, 8 Jul 2010, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 02:58:52PM +0200, herbs wrote:
>> The best way to be sure about the compatibility is to take your laptop
>> to the computer store and plug in the card of your choice. Some
>> combinations just make trouble, thats why I recommend it.
> well.. that's why I'm asking.
> My laptop is HP Compaq 6715s.
> For example, I can see lots of iwn(4) pci-e cards on sale,
> but all I've seen say in big letters
> "not for HP ... laptops".

HP and IBM have BIOS checks that limit which cards can be used.

> So I was hoping to hear from somebody who is
> using wireless on an amd64 laptop, perhaps even
> on 6715s, which, it seems, is quite popular, of
> a model that is proven to work ok, either pci-e or
> pcmcia.

AFAIK, bwn(4)/bwi(4) should work on amd64.

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