advice for buying a laptop

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Thu Jun 9 18:48:33 UTC 2016

On Thu, June 9, 2016 1:43 pm, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
> Valeri Galtsev writes:
>> Intel WiFi adapters with model numbers 6xxx and 7xxx require some
>> additions/modifications to wireless stack on FreeBSD. These adapters
>> will
>> not work under FreeBSD.
> If you're reading this message, then you can be absolutely certain that
> the Intel Centrino 6205 chip---the kind shipped in the exact make and
> model of the laptop the OP is interested in---works just fine with
> FreeBSD. The 10.1-RELEASE installer automatically detected and
> configured it.

Then, stealing someone's phrase, it should have been pilot's error on my

Back to the drawing board. My apologies, everybody, please, ignore what
I've said about Intel 6xxx adapters.


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> ::  Brandon J. Wandersee
> ::  brandon.wandersee at
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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