I need the airport to work and it does under debian, so unfortunately
I will be sticking with linux. Damn.
On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Nicolas Legrand <unred@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> got an ibook and a powerbook with this broadcom device on OpenBSD
> current, it's not very usuable, you can associate with AP, but the
> connexion is very slow. Ping commands give a lot of packet loss. You
> should rely on another wireless device, or fix the broadcom device
> otherwise you're gonna be disapointed. Broadcom is a bad guy anyway.
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:12:48PM -0700, patrick keshishian wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 7:27 PM, stephen sefick <ssefick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > I have a laptop with the above processor and wirless card. B I use this
>> > as a mobile platform for writing and using R. B I would like to make
>> > sure that I can get my wireless up and running with a bsd before I go
>> > through the process of installing one. B I have debian installed right
>> > now and I am looking to try out a bsd.
>> > Thanks,
>> from my dmesg:
>> bwi0 at pci1 dev 18 function 0 "Broadcom BCM4306" rev 0x03: irq 52, address
>> I run snapshots on my iBook. I no longer have wireless at home. I used
>> to use the wireless at work. however, at some point things stopped
>> working reliably about a year ago. I am not the only one in the
>> building having problems, other mobile users are also experiencing
>> problems as well. we are told it has to do with the routers, but i
>> find it amazing that our IT dept is incapable of addressing this
>> issue. so this is my disclaimer to having used the airport extreme
>> keep in mind that none of the suspend/powersave functions work:
>> $ apm -S
>> System will enter standby mode momentarily.
>> $ zzz
>> Suspending system...
>> nada ... it does not affect my usage, but it may matter to you if you
>> are on the road and would like to save your battery power in between
>> work-sessions, etc.
Let's not spend our time and resources thinking about things that are
so little or so large that all they really do for us is puff us up and
make us feel like gods. We are mammals, and have not exhausted the
annoying little problems of being mammals.