Subject: Re: wireless devices on laptop suggestion
To: None <,>
From: Sascha Retzki <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/07/2004 16:45:04
On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 05:51:22PM +0800, Rui-Xiang Guo wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 11:15:31AM +0800, Rui-Xiang Guo wrote:
> > Hi, all.
> > Could someone please suggest me some devices to let me use internet
> > under wireless environment?
> > Is USB device also supported?
> > I found this one 'GW NS54AG' -
> > It looks fine but I am not sure if it be supported well under NetBSD.
> > This is a i386 -current system on ASUS L4000L laptop.
> Hmm, I just saw this pcmcia card 'Cabletron, RoamAbout' be supported
> under FreeBSD(with Lucent driver). But seems still not to work under NetBSD.
We have a "Lucent Wlan"-driver, wi(4). I think wi(4) and ath(4) are the 
best choices, from my investigation, the WLAN-market is pretty retarded.
I have a ath(4)-driven, it works so far. See those both manpages for
lists of supported devices. (hint: D-Link WAG311 version *2*  is not supported 
by ath(4)).

WRT Notebook-technology, we just have PCMCIA-support. OpenBSD has ath(4) drivers
with USB-support, so I guess it is easy to write.
Maybe it is supported, the manpage is wrong then.
Somebody could clear that up.