Most stable WiFi driver/chipsets?

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Tue Jan 6 17:49:22 PST 2015

ath and iwn are supported the best.  Right now our 802.11 stack is a bit
dated but I hope to resync the current code in FreeBSD to DFly this month.


On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Matthias Rampke <
matthias.rampke at> wrote:

> Hey,
> which WLAN driver is currently the most stable with current chipsets? I.e.
> which chipsets/vendors should I be looking at buying?
> Background: my home router is a APU[0], currently running OpenBSD but I am
> looking at converting it to DragonFly. Additionally, I want to get rid of
> the external WLAN AP I am using right now and have the box serve this
> directly, so I can e.g. have a guest WiFi that is firewalled off from the
> internal network.
> Any input and experiences appreciated! From what I know so far I think I'd
> aim for Atheros since that seems to work pretty much everywhere, but I
> don't know what the status of the DragonFly driver is.
> Cheers,
> MR
> [0]
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