Ndis + Netgear WG311v3 ; Won't attach device correctly

Frank Staals frankstaals at gmx.net
Wed Aug 9 16:10:04 UTC 2006

John Nielsen wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 August 2006 11:40, Frank Staals wrote:
>> The only thing changed since the first time I loaded the module was I
>> copied it to /boot/kernel and I added WG311v3XP_sys_load="YES" to
>> /boot/loader.conf but those changes shouldn't have effect on not
>> correctly loading it I think.
> This is the key. I can't remember where I read it but this is a documented 
> caveat of the ndis driver. Windows doesn't typically invoke network drivers 
> until after the system is loaded, so some drivers won't work in FreeBSD 
> unless they're loaded after the system is up. So take the line out 
> of /boot/loader.conf, test that the driver works correctly if you reboot and 
> kldload it manually, then make an rc script or something to automatically 
> load the driver later in the boot process.
> JN
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Ah thanks a lot, that did the trick

-Frank Staals

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