[nycbug-talk] Wireless internet card on FreeBSD laptop

Gordon Smith g at bin-arts.com
Wed May 24 00:28:31 EDT 2006


Last summer I was able to get my cruddy Jetbook laptop working just fine
with FreeBSD 5.4 and a Linksys 802.11G card using "The NDISulator" (a.k.a.
"Project Evil") which creates a clever FreeBSD kernel-compatible wrapper
around an NDIS NIC driver (intended to be installed under Windows).  

" 802.11a & 802.11g Clients"

Using a true native driver might be preferable, but Project Evil *is* a
viable option.

Hope this helps.

Gordon Smith

-----Original Message-----
From: talk-bounces at lists.nycbug.org [mailto:talk-bounces at lists.nycbug.org]
On Behalf Of Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 10:33 PM
To: talk at lists.nycbug.org
Subject: [nycbug-talk] Wireless internet card on FreeBSD laptop


I have a laptop with FreeBSD 6.1 on it and I am very glad with it.
Recently, I received a card for wireless internet - it is a Verizon
Wireless PC5740 card. I would like to run it on my laptop under
FreeBSD. Can you provide me some pointers and hints how I can do this.
I did some searching on it and I found [1], which contains instruction
on how to change the kernel. I followed them and built successfully my
kernel wih them, but the problem is that when I plug the card in the
laptop, dmesg does not show anything.

Could you please provide me some help for setting up the card? Thank
you very much in advance.



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