Realtek RTL8191SEvB Linux driver?

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Wed Jan 4 13:29:43 UTC 2012

On 04/01/2012 00:57, Jeffrey McFadden wrote:
> um, well, yeah, but it's a laptop.  :/  And I bought it before FreeBSD ever
> crossed my mind.<sigh>

Replacing the Realtek with a supported wireless card may be as easy as 
undoing a plate on the bottom of the machine, unclipping the old one and 
clipping in the new one. They are pretty cheap to buy on ebay.

Your wireless card is probably mini pci-e:

An older style is mini pci.

It may require removing the keyboard which is a bit harder but quite 
doable. Generally you get into a laptop by carefully levering off the 
cover at the back of the keyboard. A service manual is a big help and 
can often be found with some googling.


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