Connecting P1i to FreeBSD
ivoras at freebsd.org
Sun Apr 27 01:00:17 UTC 2008
It might be a problem in the rum interface, because the device connects
perfectly to the iwi interface in the laptop. Here are ifconfigs for the
metric 0 mtu 1500
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect <adhoc>
channel 6 (2437 Mhz 11g)
iwi0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect
channel 10 (2457 Mhz 11g)
I don't know if the differences are significant, but the first one
doesn't work and the second one does.
One other thing: when on Windows (i.e. when it's working), the "link"
LED on the rum NIC flashes constantly, as well as the "act" LED. On
FreeBSD (when it's not), the "link" LED flashes occasionally (presumably
when there's data traffic), and the "act" link flashes as constantly as
Maybe it has something to do with the missing beacons from my past messages?
The rum(4) man page has a CAVEAT about automatic control of transmit
speed but forcing it to DS/1Mbps mode 11b doesn't help (the device is
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