atheros supported wireless card not seen under 5.4 release - help please

D. Goss lists at
Sat Jul 2 06:40:07 GMT 2005

I've been happy with my limited use of FreeBSD and am slowly  
propagating it to other machines I can find... :)

I've just installed 5.4 release (generic) onto an older Dell Inspiron  
7500 laptop.  I'm trying to get a PCMCIA wireless network card  
working and having problems.

The card is Atheros based and hence listed as supported under the  
harware list (NEC PA-WL/54AG) via ath(4).  If I ifconfig the card is  
not shown, I only see the loopback.

dmesg shows   cardbus0: <network, ethernet> at device 0.0 (no driver  

Finally, the card has been shown to work in another laptop under  
another OS so I know the hardware is good.

Can anyone give me a few clues where to look that might have a fresh  
install not seeing this card?

Thank you -

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