Wireless USB Adapter

Petri Helenius pete at he.iki.fi
Thu Feb 19 14:18:47 PST 2004

Gareth Bailey wrote:

>Does anyone know how to configure FreeBSD to use a wireless USB WLAN adapter. The adapter is a X-Micro WLAN USB adapter.
>When i plug it into FreeBSD i get a "ugen0" device loaded message. I understand this means that the OS doesn't specifically recognise it as a WIFI adapter, treating it as a generic USB device. I'm not sure what chipset it is based on. I checked on the vendor's site with no joy. I tried configuring the kernel to include "wireless network support" and the "wi" driver. But still no joy. 
>How would i begin to set up this piece of hardware for FreeBSD? I'm running 5.1 Release.
>Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Many USB wireless adapters are based on the atheros chipsets.

Load if_ath.ko before plugging it in and see the ath manpage if it helps.


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