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Old 23rd March 2016
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Default Dual Band 2T2R cards for BSD on AMD

Hi. A few months ago I got a request by the computer lab admin of a state-run college to assist him in adding wifi to a bunch of desktop PC and updating the usually sub-par wifi modules in a bunch of laptops (there were both AMD and Intel based laptops) because the college administration wanted him to move the college's internal network from the current 10/100 MB/s wired LAN (which is messy and badly unmaintained) to a wireless 450 MB/s LAN, for that he asked me to add to the desktops dualband 2T2R cards (intel 7260 abgn 2T2R full size PCIE), Next he gave me some intel 6230 cards to install on the laptops, installing them was easy, but none of the AMD laptops worked with the cards he gave me. They would not show anything on screen, would not POST and would not emit POST beep codes. Found out that AMD chipsets don't quite get along with intel wifi cards. This forced the two of us to find other dual band, 2T2R cards to use, we settled on the broadcom 43228, but this situation got me thinking. What dual band, 2T2R cards currently exists for those wishing to run FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD or DragonflyBSD on an AMD laptop (desktop PC's are unaffected)? Does the rt3592 work on BSD? Does the ar9462 work on BSD? Any of those include BT (what are the usb-ids for the BT parts)?
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OpenBSD 5.9, which will be released on or about May 1, has added 802.11n support to two Intel drivers: iwm(4) and iwn(4). This is new, and only for Intel hardware. Other hardware drivers may follow, but that would be in future releases.
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Old 25th March 2016
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That is great, but what I was talking about is what dual band, dual stream cards are supported by the different BSD OS's aside of the Intel ones? The Intel ones are already well known for being well supported on BSD systems, but if you happen to be using an AMD laptop like this one, Intel wifi cards are not an option since AMD laptops tend to act quite erratic if you install an Intel wifi card on them. I wanted to know if the rt3592 and ar9462 are compatible with BSD (with which ones they are)?
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OpenBSD supports 802.11n communication only as I noted above. There are some other 11n-capable devices which are supported only in other modes of communication such as 11g or 11b, which does not meet your requirements.

I can't answer to "BSD" generally, as these are different projects with different kernels and drivers. They may borrow from each other, but in most cases these are significant porting efforts to do so.
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