[talk] 5GHz wireless adapters

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Mon Jul 29 23:32:00 EDT 2019

Brian Callahan:
> On 7/29/19 9:49 PM, George Rosamond wrote:
>> Greetings.
>> I'm in a situation where the only decent wireless network is at 5GHz and
>> I'm running OpenBSD -current with a variety of older run(4) iwn(4) and
>> urtwn(4) devices.... which only do 2.4GHz.
>> Can anyone recommend hardware (not just the chipsets) that support 5GHz
>> on the spectrum for OpenBSD?
>> Bonus points if they carry them at a retail outlet in NYC.
>> USB nubs preferred, while mini pci is a longer term option.
> While bwfm(4) does technically have USB support, I don't think I've ever
> seen or heard of a wifi dongle with that chipset.
> There are several options for iwm(4). Though if you're currently using
> iwn(4) devices, then I think that limits your upgrade options to the 3160:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-HP-710662-001-Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-3160-3160HMW-Bluetooth-PCIe-Half/312495865625

Yes, I should have noted I have an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 in
there now...

> Although now that I look, I found a 7260 in the older half-height style:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Band-Wireless-Intel-7260-7260HMW-867M-BT4-0-802-11ac-Mini-PCI-E-Wifi-Card/190897053836
> I have a 3165 in my current laptop and it works great on 5G.

Nice.  On dmesgd?  I forgot about the Lenovo wireless whitelist that
stops me from hurting myself.  Not sure if they rectified themselves
with a more recent BIOS update more recently.




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