Atheros card with external antenna connector?
jhb at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 6 21:34:53 UTC 2006
On Sunday 05 November 2006 00:28, Ian Smith wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Sam Leffler wrote:
> > Ian Smith wrote:
> > > On Fri, 3 Nov 2006, Sam Leffler wrote:
> > > > Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
> > > > > On Sat, Nov 04, 2006 at 01:42:00AM +1100, Ian Smith wrote:
> > > > >> Thankyou Brix! I was unaware of that whole resource, lots to
> > > > >
> > > > > Welcome. Be ware that the resource deals with the Linux madwifi
> > > > > (atheros) driver, but the compatability section should give you
> > > > > good hints on which cards are supported by the FreeBSD ath(4)
> > >
> > > Brix: glad to be free of my misconception that 'Orinoco Gold' used only
> > > Hermes (wi), lacking hostap mode, like my old 11b Cabletron Roamabout.
> > > Its MC external connector is the same, so I've an eBay target already.
> > >
> > > > The hal is the same and that's basically the only thing that matters
> > > > chip support.
> > >
> > > Sam: just to be sure .. it'd still need to have an AR5210, AR5211, or
> > > AR5212 chipset to be used with ath(4), not the others madwifi supports?
> > The hal supports every Atheros cardbus/pci chip set currently in retail
> > channels except for the AR5005VL parts. This means you can pretty much
> > buy anything in a cardbus/pci form factor.
> Thanks, but I'm still a little confused, sorry. I supppose ath(4) and
> ath_hal(4) are a bit out of date then, as they both specify just those 3
> chipsets - at least at 5.5-S Aug 1st and 6.1-R.
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