[talk] USB Wireless Recommendations

Jim B. jpb at jimby.name
Sun Mar 22 12:22:18 EDT 2015

* Malcolm Matalka <mmatalka at gmail.com> [2015-03-22 10:44]:
> George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> writes:
> > Malcolm Matalka:
> >> I've had success with
> >> 
> >> http://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/accessories/wifi-dongles/wifi-dongle-nano-usb/?search=wifi
> >> 
> >> It uses run driver.
> >
> > There's a bunch out there that run fine on OpenBSD using run(4) and
> > urtwn(4).  run(4) is preferred since it doesn't require firmware, while
> > urtwn(4) does.
> >
> The only issue I've had with the dongle I mentioned running run(4) is
> that the cannot achieve outbound speeds above 80 KB/s, while I can get
> around 1000 KB/s inbound while running in hostap (I have not tested it
> otherwise).  Not exactly sure why yet, but it makes using it as an
> access point mostly useless.  Hoping to get a chance to investigate it
> more in the near future.

Good notes on speed, thanks.  My use case doesn't require high speed, just
basic connectivity,  terminal usage and small file transfer.  I'm looking
to see if I can use these to replace wired connections for the BSD
Professional Lab Exam. 

Jim B.

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