Evil: TI ACX111 non-success

Evan Dower evantd at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 19 12:47:32 PDT 2004

Hurray! I also got it to work, though I do get the following errors:
# ifconfig ndis0 stationname lojak
ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument
# ifconfig ndis0 mode 11g
ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA (mode): Invalid argument
Neither of these are particularly important (though I would very much like 
the speed associate with g) because:
% ifconfig ndis0
        inet6 fe80::209:5bff:feba:daef%ndis0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        ether 00:09:5b:ba:da:ef
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect
        status: associated
        ssid evantd 1:evantd
        channel 11 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
        rtsthreshold 2312 protmode CTS
        wepmode OFF weptxkey 1

Thanks very much for all your help,
Evan Dower
Undergraduate, Computer Science
University of Washington
Public key: http://students.washington.edu/evantd/pgp-pub-key.txt
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>From: wpaul at FreeBSD.ORG (Bill Paul)
>To: evantd at u.washington.edu (Evan Dower)
>CC: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Evil: TI ACX111 non-success
>Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 19:11:31 +0000 (GMT)
> > I managed to get rid of the "can't re-use a leaf" messaged by deleting
> > the duplicate entry in ndis_driver_data.h.
>I fixed the "can't re-use a leaf" problem recently. The routine that
>creates the sysctls now checks to make sure it doesn't create duplicates.
> > For some reason, whenever I
> > try to load if_ndis.ko (ndis.ko is already loaded), I get messages about
> > amdpm. Perhaps ndis returning 6 and failing to load is a result of the
> > same return value from trying to attach amdpm.
>Please download the ndisulator code as of today and try again. I finally
>got my hands on one of these cards and managed to make it work. The main
>reason it didn't work was that I wasn't mapping the PCI shared memory
>ranges correctly. This chip has two ranges, specified in PCIR_BAR(0)
>and PCIR_BAR(1). Most devices with two memory ranges put the second
>range in PCIR_BAR(2), and if_ndis_pci.c was explicitly checking for
>this. Since PCIR_BAR(2) is not used on this chip, it would botch the
>test and incorrectly save the resource handles.
>Along the way, I also discovered a problem with the firmware loading
>code, which I fixed.
>NOTE: you need more than just the .sys and .inf files to make this card
>work. If you look carefully on the CD that came with your card, you'll
>see there are three .bin files along with the driver:
># pwd
>/cdrom/Driver/Windows XP
># ls -l
>total 582
>-rw-r--r--  1 12934  547   70724 Oct  2  2003 FW1130.BIN
>-rw-r--r--  1 12934  547   76208 Oct 19  2003 FwRad16.bin
>-rw-r--r--  1 12934  547   78368 Oct 19  2003 FwRad17.bin
>-rwxr-xr-x  1 12934  547  360704 Dec  2  2003 netwg311.sys
>-rw-r--r--  1 12934  547   11187 Dec 15  2003 wg311v2.inf
>In particular, it seems this driver wants the FwRad16.bin image.
>There are three ways you load the firmware files:
>1) If you plan to load the ndis.ko and if_ndis.ko kernel modules AFTER
>    THE KERNEL HAS ALREADY BOOTED, then all you need to do is put the
>    .bin files in /compat/ndis and the driver will load them automatically.
>    This only works when you load the driver from a multiuser state, 
>    reading files this way only works once filesystems have been mounted.
>2) If you want to pre-load the driver via the /boot/loader.conf file so
>    that it is available when the kernel boots, do the following:
>	# ndiscvt -f FwRad16.bin
>         # cp FwRad16.bin.ko /boot/kernel
>         edit /boot/loader.conf and add a lines that say:
>	ndis_load="YES"
>	if_ndis_load="YES"
>	FwRad16.bin_load="YES"
>    If things work correctly, kldstat should show you something like this:
>	# kldstat
>	Id Refs Address    Size     Name
>  	1    9 0xc0400000 5e16d8   kernel
>  	2    2 0xc09e2000 12728    ndis.ko
>  	3    1 0xc09f5000 618d8    if_ndis.ko
>  	4    1 0xc0a57000 13dc4    FwRad16.bin.ko
>  	5    1 0xc0a6b000 51ac8    acpi.ko
>3) The ndiscvt(8) utility will create both a FwRad16.bin.ko and a
>    FwRad16.bin.o file. If you're one of those people who insists on
>    statically compiling the driver into your kernel, then you can
>    link the FwRad16.bin.o into your kernel image.
>When the driver loads, you should see the following:
>ndis0: <NETGEAR WG311v2 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter> mem 
>0xfb020000-0xfb03ffff,0xfb000000-0xfb001fff irq 23 at device 7.0 on pci0
>ndis0: NDIS API version: 5.1
>ndis0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
>ndis0: 11g rates:  6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
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