Easiest desktop BSD distro

Jerry freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Wed Mar 30 17:12:27 UTC 2011

On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:32:29 -0700 (PDT)
four.harrisons at googlemail.com <four.harrisons at googlemail.com>

> Once you've scaled the learning curve, you will appreciate how easy
> it is to achieve things with FreeBSD compared to other OS which
> attempt to make things 'easy' for you (wireless networking springs to
> mind - in my experience if Windows can't do it 'automagically' then
> you haven't a hope in hell of finding out what's wrong and fixing it).

You have conveniently left out the part that if the OS does not have
a driver for the wireless card, specifically "N" protocol cards, then
you haven't any hope of getting it to work, period.

In any case, the easiest way to get any wireless card to work in
Windows, at least up to Win-7, was to deactivate the Windows wireless
utility and use the one that accompanies the device, assuming that it
does come with a configuration utility. I have not seen any of the top
rated ones that did not. If for some reason that did not work, you
could still manually enter any of the specific information manually,
assuming that you actually took the time to learn (where did I here
that term before) how to accomplish it.

Jerry ✌
FreeBSD.user at seibercom.net

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