The wireless on my HP G7 Laptop is currently not supported by FreeBSD, but there is an OpenBSD driver for it. The Belkin dongle I have to use (zyd) is a pain, and I'd like to be able to use the built in wireless.
Need a driver.
How-To-Repeat: Hardware is not supported. pciconf -l -v extract:
none1@pci0:1:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x1629103c chip=0x817610ec rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'
device = 'RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter'
class = network
It looks like, looking at the OpenBSD source, that the code for the
8188CE is mostly in if_urtwn.c. It looks to be effectively recognition
of the chipset is what is needed, the urtw driver for the 8187 chips
appears to have the guts of what is needed.
John M. Cooper
It would be nice to see the driver for Realtek 8188CE ported to FreeBSD,
actually is the only thing I need to start using FreeBSD as my main
environment for development!
Bruno Ribeiro da Silva
Mark suspended awaiting someone to generate patches.
Driver in FreeBSD 10.
Are we sure this driver is in FreeBSD?
Please see https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=203104.
To my knowledge, there isn't 8188ce support. Is this not true?
You're right, there is no PCI driver for Realtek 8188CE in source tree, but there is USB driver for this chipset.
AFAIK, there is no PCI driver in any BSD. The only I've found is source code of Linux driver (official and unofficial).
I'm owner of lenovo p530i with this chipset and my dream is find or write WiFi driver for it. But I don't have experience of driver development, but I'm reading books and makes first steps.