IBM Stinkpad and Wifi
herbert.raimund at gmx.net
Tue Aug 25 17:46:56 UTC 2009
I have some troubles to get connected to an open Wifi-Net.
Its an older IBM Stinkpad 600 and I bought a new PCMCIA-card for it.
Chipset of the card is from Atheros, this is recommended by the FreeBSD
I boot the Laptop, the drivers seem to be compiled in the generic
Kernel. Booting shows something like:
ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xff9f0000-0xff9fffff irq 17 at device 2.0 on
ath0: Ethernet address: 00:11:95:d5:43:62
ath0: mac 7.9 phy 4.5 radio 5.6
Good. Then I try:
# ifconfig ath0 up scan
(I tried this in a cool café, with cool people there and a cool open
Nothing. There should be a list of the available access points.
Is that right?
Something I missed with the setup?
..and BSD 7.2, a very recent version, tells me that these files already exist (so the kernel took
already care of it).
What am I doing wrong??
All ideas appreciated!
herbert langhans, warschau
herbert dot raimund at gmx dot net
+0048 603 341 441
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