macbook atheros driver in 7-beta2

Karl Sjodahl - dunceor dunceor at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 11:17:12 PST 2007


On Nov 13, 2007 5:51 PM, brad clawsie <clawsie at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> hi, i have just put 7-beta2 on a macbook (core 2 duo)
>
> i am looking for advice on the best alternative for wireless support,
> the provided ath driver does not provide support.
>
> sam leffler has a patch here
>
> http://people.freebsd.org/~sam/ath_hal-20070428.tgz
>
> but i am not sure if this is newer or older than the support in
> 7-beta2
>
> i also see some people are using ndis wrappers with this windows
> driver:
>
> http://www.dlink.com/products/support.asp?pid=489&sec=0
>
> does anyone have a suggestion for the preferred course of action?
>
> is there any chance of the atheros support being updated prior to
> launch or is the featureset frozen?
>
> thanks
> brad
>

In OpenBSD reyk@ commited support for the atheros chips found in
macbooks. I haven't tested it in OpenBSD yet but it should be portable
to FreeBSD also.
Kerneltrap post about it here:
http://kerneltrap.org/OpenBSD/Supporting_Newer_Atheros_Devices

br
dunceor
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