TL-WN722N support on FreeBSD.
atar.yosef at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 14:18:32 UTC 2014
Maybe, but it has about above half of a year since I've saw this limitation in FreeBSD and this still wasn't fixed so I haven't too much hopes it will be fixed in the near future.
> 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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> Miguel Clara
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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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