NetGear WG511T and WPA support on FreeBSD 8.2
pancakeking79 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 15:34:53 UTC 2012
Bought the card in the meantime and got done testing it. Works just fine.
The card is specifically listed on:
man 4 ath_hal
Saw this later as I only checked man 4 ath...
Thanks for the update though.
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Hans Ottevanger <hans at beastielabs.net>wrote:
> On 01/13/12 22:17, _ wrote:
>> Since I've run into problems getting an ndisgen generated driver for my
>> Realtek RTL8185 54M to work on
>> my FreeBSD 8.2 (i386) system - kldload on the driver generates a permanent
>> kernel crash-, I am currently
>> thinking about buying the NetGear WG511T PCMCIA bus driven card.
>> I would like to ask if there are any users on this list that make use of
>> this card and that can confirm whether
>> or not this cards works fine alongside with WPA/WPA2 on 8.2 or 9.0 if I
>> decide to upgrade?
>> I am aware of the supported hardware list. The card in discussion is not
>> listed as supported.
>> However, this could still be the case, since I read in an older 7.0
>> http://www.daemonforums.org/**showthread.php?t=1424<http://www.daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=1424>that it did work, at
>> least at one point in time.
> Maybe a bit late to react, but I have been traveling lately ...
> I have two WPA511T adapters (slightly different from the WG511T you refer
> to). I used them intensively for years in a pair of antique Toshiba laptops
> and they have actually always worked (since 6.x, I believe) without any
> issues and they still do with a recent 8.2-STABLE. I use wpa_supplicant,
> mostly with WPA2.
> It is recognized as follows:
> ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0x88000000-0x8800ffff irq 10 at device 0.0 on
> ath0: [ITHREAD]
> ath0: AR2413 mac 7.9 RF2413 phy 4.5
> Of course there could still be PCMCIA issues on a different laptop, but
> since the WG511T also has an Atheros 5212 chipset and Atheros chipsets for
> 802.11g have excellent support in FreeBSD, I would expect it to work, even
> with a GENERIC kernel.
> Kind regards,
> Hans Ottevanger
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