Does RTL8188EE work on FreeBSD?

Asdew

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I have a laptop currently running Linux. I've been thinking of dual booting it with FreeBSD, but before that, I'd like to know if the RTL8188EE Wi-Fi card works with FreeBSD. I've tried searching the forums and the internet, but I've never found if it has actually worked for anyone. I tried the live version of FreeBSD and it didn't work, but it may be due to missing drivers in the live version.

I'm sorry if this has been answered before, and thanks!
 

k.jacker

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Some others of the 8188 family are supported by the rsu(4) driver, but the 8188EE not yet (neither in FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE nor 12.0-RELEASE).
According to this thread, a driver update, to support the EE is in the works.

You could swap your wifi card or get a usb wifi device.
Check the Hardware Notes to find something that works and is available where you live.
mPCI cards are best to get used in the bay.
 
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Asdew

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I do have another laptop which is broken. Maybe I could check if the Wi-Fi card in it is supported. I've never opened my laptop though (the one I use, not the broken one, I have opened in many times) and the laptop is my only working computer.
 
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Asdew

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The one I have in my broken laptop is a BCM4313, which doesn't seem like it is supported either.
 
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