Project Evil & ACX100-based cards (D-Link DWL-520+)

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Tue Jun 8 06:37:27 GMT 2004

Bill Paul wrote:

>>On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 04:59:38 +0300
>>Maxim Sobolev <sobomax at> wrote:
>>>Hi Bill,
>>>I'm trying to make my D-Link DWL-520+ card working with if_ndis, but no 
>>>luck yet. The card is correctly detected, driver attaches to it. If I 
>>>configure it in the adhoc mode it is seen from the nearby machine and 
>>>connected to, but traffic doesn't flow. :-(
>>>Any ideas? Please let me know if more information is necessary.
>>Have you tried the FreeBSD native KLD ( I've installed it
>>on my brother's system and on a system of a friend. Both don't complain,
>>so I assume it works for them (you may perhaps need to do a "ifconfig
>>acx0 down; sleep 5; ifconfig acx0 up" after booting, but then it should
>>negotiate with an AP).
> I can probably get this card to work, but as I told Maxim directly, I
> refuse to do debugging via e-mail. (I'm sorry, but it's just too goddamn
> frustrating: what could take me an hour or two to fix on my own can take
> weeks when I have to give a crash course in network debugging to someone
> half a planet away.)

Would it help if I'll provide you with root shell and serial console 
access to a well-connected machine with this card and another machine 
with wi(4) chip?


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