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Re: pci wireless network adapter

On Fri 03 Apr 2009 at 10:37:05 AM +1100, Giles Lean wrote:
>George Georgalis <> wrote:
>> Looking at ral(4) I see lots of pci adapters that should give a
>> netbsd box access to a local wifi network.
>I've used Atheros (refer ath(4)) based TP-Link TL-WN651G cards
>on NetBSD 4.0/i386 systems with success (including WPA-PSK and
>WPA-PSK2 support):
>    # ifconfig ath0
>    ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>        ...
>        media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (OFDM24 mode 11g)
>        status: active
>        ...

>Your location will influence availablity ... I'm in Oz where
>the TP-Link cards are well distributed.

Thanks for the data point... I've never even heard of tp-link,
then again I'm in the land of fruits and nuts.

BTW, how did you determine the card was compatible? In
the ral(4) is the only wireless I could find.


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