Recommended laptop for FreeBSD 10.2 Xfce workstation?

Andrew Gould andrewlylegould at
Wed Mar 30 19:44:32 UTC 2016

The universal wifi adapters were made for older DVD and Blu-ray players
that came with ethernet ports for network access.  Since they are accessed
via ethernet ports using standard networking protocols, not drivers are
needed.  The adapters are configured using a web browser.  They can be
powered via USB port or AC adapter.

Two commonly available (in the USA) models are made by Netgear:  WNCE2001
adn WNCE3001

Have fun!


On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:37 PM, John McDonnell <mcdonnjd at> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Andrew Gould
> Subject: Re: Recommended laptop for FreeBSD 10.2 Xfce workstation?
> When I have a computer with wifi compatibility issues, I prefer to use the
> universal wifi adapters that attach to ethernet ports rather than usb
> ports.
> Best of luck,
> Andrew
> ------------------
> Can you provide some more information on these adapters? Somehow, this is
> the first I've ever heard of them. Are they powered by the Ethernet port or
> do they need to plug into a USB port for power? I'm assuming there has to
> be
> some sort of driver for them in order to provide PSK or 802.1x as well as
> what SSID to connect to?
> If you have a link handy to information on them, that would be great. I'm
> going to give Google a try, but my Google-foo isn't always the greatest
> when
> I'm not sure what I'm looking for, so any pointers in the right direction
> will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> John
> --
> John McDonnell
> Penn Cambria School District

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