[Assist] wireless drivers

Binh-Khoi Nguyen khoi at member.fsf.org
Sat Dec 27 20:18:17 GMT 2014

I heard that sometimes the manufacturer blacklists wifi cards, allowing 
you to only replace a wifi card with another one from the same 
manufacturer. Is that true? How do you check whether it's the case for 
your laptop?
On Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 01:46:31PM -0600, Jorge Araya Navarro wrote:
>Rill writes:
>> This seems odd to me. Doesn't freedom suggest I get to choose exceptions
>> or to use my laptop away from  a wired internet connection?
>Well, no, freedom is the right to do what we ought. That kind of freedom you talk about is a misconception of
>what freedom actually is.
>You could get a new wifi card that works with free drivers, take a look here[1] and be sure that is a piece of
>hardware compatible with you laptop's socket (for laptops it is usual that the card is a mini-PCI, but should
>check first your actual wifi card)
>[1]: https://h-node.org/wifi/catalogue/en/1/1/undef/undef/yes/mini-PCI-E/undef/undef
>I did this for my old laptop.
>Pax et bonum.
>Jorge Araya Navarro.
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