TL-WN722N support on FreeBSD.
miguelmclara at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 12:41:07 UTC 2014
Well the page states "The AR7010 and AR9271 NICs are not yet supported -
the USB glue needs writing for ath(4)."
So it might happen :)
Ofc only the maintainer can tell, and he was already done some many and
great work on this.
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On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:45 PM, atar <atar.yosef at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, I've understood the point. So probably there's no way to use this
> popular TP-LINK dongle with FreeBSD. Very alas. Disappointed.
> > On 26/08/2014 08:32, atar wrote:
> >> Hi there!
> >> According to what's written in the following URLs:
> > > http://forums.freebsd.org/viewtopic.php?t=41581 ,
> > > https://wiki.freebsd.org/dev/ath_hal(4)/HardwareSupport
> > > (under the 'Chipsets I won't be working on' section) the
> > > TL-WN722N TP-LINK wireless dongle isn't supported on freeBSD
> > > since its chipset is based on the AR9271 chipset which isn't
> > > supported by FreeBSD.
> >> Now, my question is, since the above mentioned device is supported
> > > by Linux via a special atheros firmware module, and since FreeBSD
> > > provides a Linux virtualization, will this device work on a FreeBSD
> > > system by its Linux virtualization capability?
> > I'm not familiar with the Atheros firmware, but the likely answer is no.
> Linux virtualization (probably better described as emulation) is at the
> user space level, i.e. it mimics the interface of Linux syscalls. Device
> drivers work in kernel space, and the FreeBSD kernel has very different
> internals from Linux.
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