[nycbug-talk] Searching for a "Plug and play" wireless network card
gjb at FreeBSD.org
Sat Feb 2 12:08:55 EST 2013
On Sat, Feb 02, 2013 at 12:01:17PM -0500, Edward Capriolo wrote:
> I purchased a new Lenovo Yoga
> http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/ideapad/yoga/yoga-13/. SSD +
> 18GB ram. I am playing around with different installs right now,
> fedora, freebsd etc. The machine is pretty new so many of the
> os/distros do not have all the driver information they need. I am
> willing to "hang around" and wait for touch screen support.
> Right now the big blocker is it does not have a CAT5 and nothing is
> picking up it's wireless card. Onto my question.
> Does anyone know of an off the shelve USB wireless card that "just
> works" with modern OS's. It need not be fast. It could be a A or B
> speed, I do not care. Just looking for something that
> kickstart/jumpstart/graphical_installers auto-detects reliably without
> driver disks etc.
I have been using a Belkin F5D7050 USB dongle (rum(4) driver on
FreeBSD). Works well when I run FreeBSD on my MacBook Pro. IIRC,
I purchased it at Office Max or Best Buy, or one of those types of
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