ath problems

Sam Leffler sam at
Wed Dec 28 21:07:35 PST 2005

Sam Leffler wrote:
> Beech Rintoul wrote:
>> I'm trying to get ath working with a D-Link AG530 wireless card on a 
>> 6-STABLE machine. It returns the following:
>> Dec 28 12:24:12 pinnacle kernel: ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, 
>> AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413)
>> Dec 28 12:24:12 pinnacle kernel: ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 
>> 0xcffe0000-0xcffeffff irq 10 at device 10.0 on pci0
>> Dec 28 12:24:12 pinnacle kernel: ath0: unable to collect channel list 
>> from hal; regdomain likely 18 country code 0
>> Dec 28 12:24:12 pinnacle kernel: device_attach: ath0 attach returned 22
>> This card / driver works perfectly on my -CURRENT box. Is this 
>> supported in -CURRENT only? I don't want to upgrade the box, it's in 
>> production and I can't risk -CURRENT. BTW, this card is not in the 
>> supported devices list, but does work. Is it feasible to move the 
>> sources from -CURRENT to this box? If so which ones?
> 6-STABLE and CURRENT have the same hal so I don't see how it works 
> differently.  Verify the hal versions.
> Regardless this problem is caused by a batch of cards D-Link created 
> with bogus regulatory domain codes programmed into the EEPROM (they 
> programmed 18 when they probably wanted 16 = FCC).  If you search a bit 
> you can find postings that describe how to "fix this".

I was wrong.  Regdomain code 18 is a new code that enables access to 
frequencies in the 4.9G range.  You need the new hal I've got out for 


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