Created attachment 175811 [details]
Added a section listing the WiFi USB and Mini PCIe devices that are known to work well. A lot of devices are listed in the driver man pages, but as I found many of them have issues.
This list has value since it can direct people who need to buy a WIFi card in the right direction, and save them an aggravation of buying a card that doesn't actually work.
The list is incomplete, of course. It can be added to later.
Although I personally use Ralink and Realtek and know they work OK, I'm nervous about putting this in.
I've used many different WiFi cards, and I have to say I've always been impressed with FreeBSD's support of them, especially when first moving from Linux and ndiswrapper. I think putting such a list in implies that our wifi support is flaky, and I really don't think it is!
Apart from anything else, the major work by the WiFi people has appeared to be in the ath driver, which I have also used and found good.
Have you had issues with any cards?
(In reply to Chris Rees from comment #1)
> Have you had issues with any cards?
All the time.
run0 device timeouts: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=233226
ru0 also often fails to connect .
rtwn0 device also often fails to connect.
(In reply to Yuri Victorovich from comment #2)
* typo: run0 also often fails to connect .
ath0 time to time logs bb hang detected, but works ok regardless.
(In reply to Vitalio from comment #4)
What is the cheapest WiFi device that one can find?
(In reply to Yuri Victorovich from comment #5)
Perhaps actually the Wireless guys might be the ones to ask?
(In reply to Vitalio from comment #6)