[talk] USB wireless: a quick note

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Wed Jul 16 22:06:18 EDT 2014

On Jul 16, 2014, at 9:28 PM, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:

> I have to use wireless USB on a certain laptop due to the idiotic BIOS
> whitelist.

I stumbled on this recently while googling (dont own a laptop with
these shenanigans, but was curious about what people do to
workaround the issue):


I suspect its a little dated, and Im assuming youre talking Lenovo,
which you may not be.

Oh, this looks more recent:


Looks pretty neat, hopefully they havent made the checks more
complex in later models.


> Quick note about drivers on OpenBSD.
> I have found most are using urtwn(4) which is on the flakey side,
> including that one a bunch of us bought from Maker Faire last year.
> But I bought a few at Microcenter, and one happened to use run(4) with
> RT5390.  So far, so good... but happy to have a Ralink chipset.  The
> label is "Tenda" with the model W311MI.
> g
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