FreeBSD 7 doesn't see AR5212 (Netgear WPN511) via PCI/Cardbus
Michael C. Cambria
mcc at fid4.com
Mon Feb 18 14:42:20 PST 2008
Michael C. Cambria wrote:
> 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.
I tried booting from the 6.3-Release install CD (and also 7.0 RC2
snapshot iso) and still no luck.
However, booting these same CD's on a laptop (i.e. no PCI->Cardbus
adapter) the very same card is recognized. sysinstall lets me config
ath0 and used the CD as a live filesystem allows traffic to pass.
The PCI->Cardbus adapter works with other 802.11b cards though, so I'm
guessing something about this combination is the issue.
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