[arch-general] Broadcom B43 problems

Isaac Lindgren lindenbranch at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 14:29:03 EDT 2013

On Mar 26, 2013 10:56 AM, "Curtis Shimamoto" <sugar.and.scruffy at gmail.com>
> On 03/26/13 at 01:37pm, Julien Pecqueur wrote:
> > Which card did you bought?
> >
> > Cordialement,
> >
> > Julien Pecqueur
> There was a mention above about buying a Realtek card.  I just want to
> mention that my experience with Realtek wireless chipsets has been
> nothing but hell.
> My Thinkpad came with a Realtek that used the rtl8192ce module, and it
> was terrible.  I recently was forced to try it again, and it had gotten
> better, but was still of pretty questionable quality.
> The first time I replaced it I was able to flash a modified bios that
> removed the Lenovo wifi card whitelist, and replaced it with an Intel
> Centrino Advanced-N 6235 which was amazing.
> This time, I was unable to remove the whitelist (or rather flash the
> newly modified bios, removal was the same as always) so I was able to
> find the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 that was apparently an option
> with this laptop.
> My experience with Intel wireless has been fantastic, and I highly
> recommend them.  I have also been told that Atheros support is very good
> as well.  Though it has been quite some time since my last use of an
> Atheros chipset on Linux (my old MacBook 2,1 has an Atheros, but that
> machine has since gone back to OS X as a "family computer").
> --
> Curtis Shimamoto
> sugar.and.scruffy [at] gmail.com

I just wanted to add that I have had good experience with Atheros as well
(ath9k driver in particular). It should work out of box.

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