Thanks for the effort, Adrian, many of us appreciate it. I'm looking at purchasing an HP laptop with this very NIC (and no other choices, sigh). Do you have a time frame for when the driver might be available for testing?This is all a community effort and relies on people doing active development. There's plenty of hardware available (and it's both cheap and plentiful!) - but we need more active 802.11 driver and stack developers.
Um. This is a BSD forum. Specifically a FreeBSD forum. And many of us around here have been using Unix or Unix-like systems since before Linux was even a gleam in Torvalds' eye, and, in my case, since before you were born.Yes. a lot of you Linux folks weren't around for the days when Linux didn't have any funding either and there was a lot less hardware around then too!
People didn't jump on the *nix bandwagon until Linux became less Unix-like and more like Windows.
ifconfig | grep -B3 -i wirelessas directed by the FreeBSD Handbook). The apparent good news is that 11.0-CURRENT seems to include the iwm(4) driver which does support "Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3160/7260/7265 IEEE 802.11ac network adapters".
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My suspicion is that the driver(s) won't be backported, at least not in time for 10.3-RELEASE, which is due to release in March. If you can wait a few more months longer and or work around it, 11.0-RELEASE should also be available and supported, which will have the driver available.Is there any chance that this driver can be backported into 10.2-RELEASE or is my only option to install 11.0-CURRENT?