Inspiron 1525 Hardware
pyunyh at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 06:06:50 UTC 2008
On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 10:54:23PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 02:34:55PM +0900, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 01:22:32PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> > > Gavin Atkinson wrote:
> > > >On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 11:32 -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
> > > >>On 4 Sep 2008, at 10:29 AM, Gavin Atkinson wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>>This is supported by the iwn(4) driver in CURRENT, and it should be
> > > >>>quite easy to port the driver to 7-STABLE. If you're interested in
> > > >>>reinstalling FreeBSD and testing a backported driver, I'm sure this
> > > >>>can be sorted.
> > > >>I am interested in doing this. Please advise on how I can get these
> > > >>bits.
> > > >
> > > >I've got hold of a laptop with the 4965 chipset in it, if nobody beats
> > > >me to it I'll have a go at backporting the driver.
> > >
> > > I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with the intel wireless ethernet.
> > >
> > > The iwn driver in CURRENT works well.
> > >
> > > The http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/msk/msk.88E8040.patch patch for
> > > the 88E8040 simply doesn't work. It is not because of lack of testing
> > > (which I have performed for Pyun who wrote the patch), but apparently
> > > because of lack of reliable documentation. There is a driver for
> > Another problem is lack of hardware. 88E8040 seems to be intialized
> > after applying the patch but link establishment seem to fail. :-(
> I can purchase and send you a Marvel 88E8040 NIC, assuming we can find a
> PCI or PCIe card somewhere that uses one. Otherwise, I could purchase a
> motherboard which uses the IC and send that to you.
I failed to find a standalone PCI/PCIe NIC based on 88E8040
controller in local store.
> Let me know if this would be of any help!
Having a hardware surely helps a lot!
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