FreeBSD 7 doesn't see AR5212 (Netgear WPN511) via PCI/Cardbus Adapter

Benjamin Close Benjamin.Close at
Tue Feb 19 00:29:09 UTC 2008

Michael C. Cambria wrote:
> 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.
Perhaps the relevant sections of a boot -v and pciconf -lv could help.

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