NetGear WG511T and WPA support on FreeBSD 8.2
jerry at seibercom.net
Fri Jan 13 22:27:53 UTC 2012
On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:17:54 +0100 <pancakeking79 at gmail.com> articulated:
> Since I've run into problems getting an ndisgen generated driver for
> my Realtek RTL8185 54M to work on
> my FreeBSD 8.2 (i386) system - kldload on the driver generates a
> permanent kernel crash-, I am currently
> thinking about buying the NetGear WG511T PCMCIA bus driven card.
> I would like to ask if there are any users on this list that make use
> of this card and that can confirm whether
> or not this cards works fine alongside with WPA/WPA2 on 8.2 or 9.0 if
> I decide to upgrade?
> I am aware of the supported hardware list. The card in discussion is
> not listed as supported.
> However, this could still be the case, since I read in an older 7.0
> related thread
> http://www.daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=1424 that it did work, at
> least at one point in time.
It's compliant with 802.11g standards and going for approximately $6.00
on EBay, so you really have nothing to lose by trying it. You should be
able to ascertain the chip model and version easy enough once you get
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