FreeBSD 7 doesn't see AR5212 (Netgear WPN511) via PCI/Cardbus
Michael C. Cambria
mcc at fid4.com
Sun Feb 17 10:46:52 PST 2008
I use a Cardbus to PCI adapter in a FreeBSD 7 desktop machine. My old
802.11b card (wi) was just swapped with a 802.11g, Netgear WPN511 (using
the AR5212 chipset). FreeBSD doesn't see the card at all. No lights on
the card are on as well. /var/log/messages also doesn't show anything.
Does anyone else use this combination (PCI/Cardbus adapter & WPN511?) I
checked the ath man page, it explicitly says the AR5212 chip is supported.
The kernel (GENERIC) is compiled with ath support:
# Wireless NIC cards
device wlan # 802.11 support
device wlan_wep # 802.11 WEP support
device wlan_ccmp # 802.11 CCMP support
device wlan_tkip # 802.11 TKIP support
device wlan_amrr # AMRR transmit rate control algorithm
device wlan_scan_ap # 802.11 AP mode scanning
device wlan_scan_sta # 802.11 STA mode scanning
device ath # Atheros pci/cardbus NIC's
device ath_hal # Atheros HAL (Hardware Access Layer)
device ath_rate_sample # SampleRate tx rate control for ath
I tested the card on a laptop, just to ensure that is wasn't DOA. The
card itself works just fine.
The PCI/Cardbus adapter works just fine when I put the old (wi) Netgear
car in, as well as other (Orinoco) cards. So that part of the HW seems ok.
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