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dell xps 1530 network

nimmen

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Messages: 6

#1
hello, there were some topics on the web about Marvell 88E8040 support in freebsd, Pyun YongHyeon tried to make some patches but they still dont work to this day.
I wonder if the support for this network card is possible in some near future, or i should try to sell my laptop and get another one ( that i would like to avoid :/ )
 

bsdsys_x86

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Thanks: 2
Messages: 11

#2
nimmen said:
hello, there were some topics on the web about Marvell 88E8040 support in freebsd, Pyun YongHyeon tried to make some patches but they still dont work to this day.
I wonder if the support for this network card is possible in some near future, or i should try to sell my laptop and get another one ( that i would like to avoid :/ )
No need to sell your laptop just to get a new network card supported under freebsd. Check here FreeBSD 7 Supported Ethernet Cards and FreeBSD 7 Supported Wireless Cards I just went out and got one off that list for my wireless and things were ready to go on bootup. I got the Belkin F5D9050 ver 3 (USB), which only set me back 50 bucks and is supported using the rum driver. No need to sell your laptop because of this issue.
 

nimmen

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Messages: 6

#3
thanks for the info. i have found there is driver in the official marvel site for 7.x . i will have to try ndis for the wireless...
it seems i got pretty unsupportable laptop configuration for freebsd :) but at least the 'wired' network works fine for now.