[talk] USB Wireless Recommendations

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Sun Mar 22 10:57:04 EDT 2015

On 03/22/15 05:57, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 11:17:02PM -0700, John Weintraub wrote:
>> I'm curious, is this a frequent problem for BSD users? It used to be a
>> problem for Linux users, but that has changed for the better in the last 5
>> or so years. What about BSD? I am a newbie on BSD, so please refrain from
>> flaming me for my ignorance. Thanks.
> It seems (nothing but anecdotal evidence based on a couple of laptops) that
> the BSDs tend to be behind Linux in some hardware (and some, usually
> proprietary, software) support. For example, I have an Asus UX31E, and its
> wireless didn't work with FreeBSD till 10.x, whereas with Linux, at the
> time I bought it (when it was relatively new), wireless worked out of the
> box.

One old article that may help explain,


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