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FreeBSD on modern Intel WiFi cards and resume.

FreeBSD Bestie I’m enjoying FreeBSD on my Thinkpad X1 Extreme G2 (and I say the full name just for SEO), but I’ve encountered my first unsolvable problem. This laptop uses an AX200 WiFi card, which drivers are still far from stable. I don’t care much for WiFi AC, even though I’d love to be able to use it.

The problem is that after resuming (which I assumed I have already fixed), the connection dies, and it’s impossible to reconnect. It is a known bug, and developers are addressing it, but as it stands, all attempts to reestablish connection end in kernel panic.

Also, this driver is the reason my laptop’s fans are doing overwork.

This situation is something I knew could happen when I first installed FreeBSD. It’s far less popular than Linux and therefore has much worse driver support. It is, however, an important factor for any other new joiner to the BSD user group.

Gambare, Bjoern A. Zeeb!