Cardbus Atheros 5212 and Dell laptop(s)...

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Wed Oct 20 19:34:00 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 20 October 2004 11:47 am, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> I'm using the following atheros products successfully:
> D-Link DWL-G520 (pci in a generic desktop running FreeBSD 5.3RC1)
> D-Link DWL-G650 (pccard in a Dell Inspiron 8100 running FreeBSD
> 5.2.1)

I went out a grabbed a DWL-G650.  It needed a little encouragement, but 
not much.  It began _trying_ to associate immediately.. but kept flip 
flopping from b/g/b/g... so I forced it to g and it works fine.  Not 
sure what was up with the Blitzz cards.  They have the same chipset.

> FYI:  D-Link is displaying the Atheros logo on the retail boxes of
> its atheros chipset products; which should make purchasing these
> easier.
> I use the script below, with a real wep code and different IP
> addresses, for each of these devices.  Other than setting hostname
> info in /etc/rc.conf and /etc/hosts, I haven't edited any other
> network configuration files.
> (Beware the effects of email wordwrap.)

I have not tried the script yet, but would like to.  I'm still a bit new 
to BSD/*nix....  How does it work?  Its under the rc.d folder so it 
runs automagically right.  Who/what provides the parameter you switch 
on? and under what circumstances would each case get executed?

> #!/bin/sh
> # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ath0
> NIC=ath0
> case $1 in
> start)
>  ifconfig ${NIC} inet netmask ssid
> datawok wepmode on wepkey 0x1111111111

Thanks for the help!

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