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Re: Realtek r8712u Wireless USB Dongle on NetBSD 6.0 i386 ..

On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 08:05:04PM +1100, Graham Jenkins wrote:
> > There is no driver for the Realtek 8712U available yet, it will not work.
> Thanks Michael. Is there one coming?  Could we steal an 
> OpenBSD/FreeBSD/Debian driver?

I have seen a Linux driver in 'staging' (i.e. still under development)
that is supposed to work in Debian/Ubuntu.

> And .. is there list somewhere of wireless chipsets known to work reliably 
> for i386 NetBSD 6.0?

There is a list of USB drivers, but it is a bit cumbersome to search
for some specific supported hardware.

The last USB-Wifi adapter that I bought and that is supported by
NetBSD is

which reports as

urtwn0 at uhub3 port 4
urtwn0: Realtek 802.11n WLAN Adapter, rev 2.00/2.00, addr 3
urtwn0: MAC/BB RTL8188CUS, RF 6052 1T1R, address 80:1f:02:59:11:14
urtwn0: 1 rx pipe, 2 tx pipes
urtwn0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
urtwn0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 
36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps

NetBSD doesn't support 802.11n yet (the 802.11 framework used is too
old). So all supported 802.11n adapters will only work in a compatible

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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