[RELENG_6] wireless woes

Tai-hwa Liang avatar at mmlab.cse.yzu.edu.tw
Mon Aug 22 12:32:56 GMT 2005

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005, Michael Lestinsky wrote:
> michael at mobi:~> ipwcontrol -i ipw0
> ipwcontrol: Can't retrieve statistics: No such file or directory
> michael at mobi:~> grep ipw /etc/rc.conf
> ipw_enable="yes"
> ifconfig_ipw0="DHCP"
> However it doesn't associate with my accesspoint (a RELENG_5 machine as
> hostap). But reading the "wicontrol" output I find this one:
> Current channel:                        [ 65535 ]
> Even when I "ifconfig ipw0 channel 6" this funny value remains. I suspect
> it could be a firmware problem. I'm loading the firmware from the recent port:
> michael at mobi:~> pkg_info | grep ipw
> ipw-firmware-1.3_2  Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Driver Firmware
> ATH:
> Here the fun starts already at the stage of loading the kernel modules:
> michael at mobi:~> sudo kldload if_ath
> kldload: can't load if_ath: No such file or directory
> michael at mobi:~> dmesg | tail -2
> link_elf: symbol ath_hal_buildopts undefined
> KLD if_ath.ko: depends on ath_hal - not available
> Does anyone have any clue on this?

   Not sure about what happened to ipw; however, are you sure that your
kernel and user land are sync'ing with each other?

   In addition to that, ath_hal_buildopts should be included in the latest
HAL.  Please make sure that you have the correct file:

host> cd /sys/contrib/dev/ath/public && md5 i386*
MD5 (i386-elf.hal.o.uu) = 3f9317b0791abb69171398b4863e49b5
MD5 (i386-elf.inc) = 6863a4fe13c44b8375f5138738490de4
MD5 (i386-elf.opt_ah.h) = 6e0816e54ecc2bf7709275dae1af4fdf

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