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duga

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WLAN/Wi-Fi
« on: July 12, 2015, 11:39:56 AM »
My suggestions for what a Power PC laptop released 2016 should have regarding wi-fi:

Bare minimum:
802.11n 2.4 GHz (including b/g)

Nice to have:
802.11n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz (including a/b/g)

Very nice to have:
802.11ac (including a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5 GHz)

nemesis

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 03:17:37 PM »

Very nice to have:
802.11ac (including a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5 GHz)


+1

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 09:49:00 AM »
My vote for first version is only:

802.11a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz

5 GHz is not taking over market as it should so for next version you have space or something for upgrade.

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 06:10:03 PM »

bastian94

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 04:34:46 PM »
Very nice to have:
802.11ac (including a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5 GHz)

+1

cyrano

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 05:20:10 PM »
You shouldn't be thinking hardware, but software!

Which supplier has a driver for Linux/BSD, preferably GPL source code. You'll find that there are very few. IIRC, there is just one...

In this case, a mini-PCI wifi card could be a good idea.

Carlos

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 05:53:51 PM »
Could you name one?

cyrano

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 06:06:58 PM »
Not really. I'm trying to remember from reading about it on several Linux dev lists, but I can't. The problem is various Wifi chip makers have been bought by the big guys. And I didn't really follow that.

It shouldn't be too hard to find out as there are only three or four manufacturers remaining...
« Last Edit: June 01, 2016, 06:31:11 PM by cyrano »

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2016, 06:18:38 PM »

cyrano

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2016, 06:39:12 PM »
If you can buy those in smaller quantities, as a startup, it is definitely a candidate.

Intel is a hairy company to deal with, however. I fear that they might be deaf for your calls because there's no Intel processor in this machine.

Broadcom has had a driver for the brcm80211 in the Linux kernel since 2010, and I think the source is open.

There's an overview on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_open-source_wireless_drivers

I don't know if it is current...

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Re: WLAN/Wi-Fi
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2016, 01:28:20 PM »
Yes. There I found "iwlwifi" that supports almost all "802.11" modes.

 

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