Repost: DHCP failing with WiFi after 6.0 upgrade
hartzell at kestrel.alerce.com
Sat Dec 3 02:13:48 GMT 2005
Sam Leffler writes:
> George Hartzell wrote:
> > Andrew Elmore writes:
> > > On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 09:54:59AM -0800, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > > > And, it my ThinkPad would recognize an ath card, I'd try to do just
> > > > that. IBM restricts you to the mini-PCI cards that it sells. (Grr!)
> > >
> > > FWIW, I replaced the iwi (Intel 2200) in my Thinkpad T42p with an IBM
> > > branded Atheros card from Netgate, which works fine in my laptop.
> > >
> > > http://www.netgate.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_34&products_id=219&osCsid=bbc37ce3707fc6a08ba3914eeb3f540f
> > That looks like it's using the 5213 chipset.
> > Are you running CURRENT, or STABLE, or???
> > Are you using it with the ndis drivers, or the native ath driver?
> > The ath man page on STABLE doesn't mention working with the 5213
> > chipset, and google/my-memory also finds comments about the current
> > HAL not supporting it.
> 5213 is really a feature set. The documentation talks about 5212
> support which is sufficient. The 6.x hal supports all the currently
> available pci/cardbus parts EXCEPT for the latest
> single-chip/PCI-Express parts. Those parts are supported in the hal I
> have out at http://www.freebsd.org/~sam. No idea if/when I'll commit
> the hal and related mods to cvs.
> > Is there something newer out there?
> "something", "newer"?
Thanks for the authoritative answer!
Sorry for the poorly specified question at the end, I was asking about
a newer HAL or other kernel components than what I have in 6.0-STABLE,
thinking that might explain my my doc said 5212 but people were
running with a "5213 chipset". Your explanation above straightened me
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