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Old 29th December 2014
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Default Will An Asus PCE-AC68 PCI Card Work With OpenBSD

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At one time I saw a compatibility list for supported on openbsd but I cannot seem to find it.

Can someone please tell me if a Asus PCE-AC68 Dual Band PCIE wireless card will work with the latest version?

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Originally Posted by Newegg's product listing for PCE-AC68
The PCE-AC68 uses Broadcom...
Don't buy Broadcom. They all but guarantee their products don't run on open source operating systems.
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Broadcom publishes some NIC drivers as BLObs [1], for inclusion with or integration with the Linux kernel.

[1] http://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html#39
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At one time I saw a compatibility list for supported on openbsd but I cannot seem to find it.
When it comes to wireless networking, issuing the following command:

$ man -k wireless

...will list all supported drivers. Searching the individual pages will provide specific cards & manufacturers known to be supported. Is this list complete? For products which have been on the market for awhile, it's a pretty good list.

If you have some chipset not found in this list, mine the misc@ mailing list archives. If you do not find anything mentioned, politely ask.

Compatibility lists are difficult to impossible to maintain, & the manpages are the best source of information.

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(The answer in this case is an emphatic and proud no but I wanted to make a larger point about Broadcom.)
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(The answer in this case is an emphatic and proud no but I wanted to make a larger point about Broadcom.)
I was very surprise to find the list of notable Broadcom employees I would think that we so much talent they don't need BS to compete with Intel. Note that word talent doesn't refer to Raspberry Pi creator.

  • Henry Samueli [17]
  • Gottfried Ungerboeck, inventor of trellis coded modulation
  • Henry T. Nicholas III
  • Sophie Wilson, designer of the ARM CPU instruction set
  • Larry Wall, creator of the Perl programming language
  • Eben Upton, creator of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer
  • Scott McGregor, president and CEO [18]
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Thanks to everyone that responded. I am returning the card now!
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