(to: Sam Leffler) EMP-8602 400mw 802.11a/g/b wireless mini-pci
jim at netgate.com
Sat Mar 25 02:50:06 UTC 2006
(I got involved outside the list, so I've subscribed to freebsd-
mobile to respond directly.)
The cards do work in freebsd-6.1 (and 6.0, albeit with a version
advanced HAL, which is
present in most of the pfSense distributions for the past 3-4 months.
There are two potential issues that I can think of:
1) 0xffin the upper nibble of the device ID typically means a pre-
production card. Netgate hasn't sold any pre-production 8602s into
its customer base (and our records show that <pconover at ipro.net>,
while being a customer (thank you), didn't purchase any 8602 cards
In any case, if the card is, indeed "pre-production", it should
probably be replaced.
2) Its possible that the PCI reset timing is causing this issue.
Although this is the 'freebd-mobile' list, I have been told that the
application here is actually in
a PC Engines WRAP board.
Be aware that PC Engines recently released an update to the BIOS for
its WRAP boards. From the release notes:
> WRAP BIOS revision history:
> ; v1.11
> ; pd 051108 extend insufficient PCI reset pulse width - caused
> ; problems with Atheros single chip cards.
The 8602 cards are (indeed) based on a single-chip Atheros part. It
would behoove <pconover at ipro.net> to check that the WRAP board is
actually running this release of the BIOS (or later).
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