macbook atheros driver in 7-beta2

Sam Leffler sam at errno.com
Tue Nov 13 11:38:19 PST 2007


Karl Sjodahl - dunceor wrote:
> 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
>
>   

MBPro uses 5418 parts, not 5424.  Totally different.  Of course whether 
the obsd code even does 11g correctly is unclear; the last time I tried 
the obsd ath support it worked on just a couple of the cards I have--and 
then only just a little.  But hey, it's "free", go for it.

    Sam



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