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[Willing to Pay] Request for driver for a Realtek chipset

SatanBSD

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#1
Hello! My chipset, the RTL8723BE, which is my Realtek wireless chip, is not supported by FreeBSD (yet...?)

I really want to use FreeBSD, but have no knowledge about writing drivers and I do not know if I want to spend so much time trying to learn about coding drivers just to use FreeBSD.

If someone is very experienced with writing device drivers, I will pay you to make one (public or private, I could care less), and we can discuss payment and what you need and all that perhaps in PM. Thanks!
 

jrm@

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#2
I guess you would have better luck finding a developer on the mailing lists. Maybe freebsd-mobile@? You could check the list archives to determine which list seems most appropriate.
 

SirDice

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#3
It's probably a lot cheaper if you just bought a supported Wifi card.
 

balanga

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#4
A lot lot cheaper...:)

My guess that getting a bespoke driver written wouldn't leave you much change out of $10,000....
 

SirDice

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#5
My guess that getting a bespoke driver written wouldn't leave you much change out of $10,000....
That's also assuming that Realtek is willing to provide the required information.
 

scottro

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#6
The Edimax 7811UN USB to wireless adapter is usually available for under $10.00 and works well with FreeBSD. You may need to add
Code:
if_urtwn_load="YES"
legal.realtek.license_ack=1
to /boot/loader.conf