CFT/CFR: NDIS(4) USB support
weongyo.jeong at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 04:54:14 UTC 2008
On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 05:49:37PM +0200, Paul B. Mahol wrote:
> On 7/24/08, Weongyo Jeong <weongyo.jeong at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > It looks that NDIS USB support works for some USB wireless drivers so
> > I'd like to call for tests to everyone who interested in NDIS for
> > FreeBSD. I have 7 USB wireless adapters and with current NDIS USB
> > support 4 of 7 adapters are supported. The detail is as follows:
> > Working:
> > U-Khan UW-2054i (Marvell Libertas chipset)
> > Netgear WG111v2 (Intersil/Prism chipset) - supported by upgt(4)
> > EFM-IPTIME G054U2 (Ralink RT2573) - supported by rum(4)
> > ZCOM XM-142 (Intersil/Prism chipset, another revision)
> > Not working:
> > Unicorn WL-54G (ZyDAS zd1211b chipset) - supported by zyd(4)
> > Attaching is working sucessfully and LED works fine but it's not
> > UPed.
> > Zyxel G-200v2 (ZyDAS zd1211 chipset) - supported by zyd(4)
> > The sympotom is same with Unicorn WL-54G.
> > SMCWUSBT-G-CA EZ 108Mbps (Atheros chipset)
> > This NDIS driver uses some functions which aren't supported by
> > current NDIS implementation. So I can't test it now.
> > The patch for HEAD can be found at:
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~weongyo/patch_ndisusb_20080724.diff
> > When you try to test this patch, you should make sure that ndiscvt(8)
> > is updated. Some instructions like below could be helpful:
> > # cd /usr/src
> > # patch -p0 < ~/patch_ndisusb_20080724.diff
> Here it asked me politely what to do:
> I dont have share/man/man4/man4.i386/ndis.4
> but I have share/man/man4/ndis.4
Sorry for my late reply I just come back from holidays. Yes you're
right. The ndis.4 file moved to share/man/man4 7 days ago.
> > # cd usr.sbin/ndiscvt
> > # make && make install
> > # cd ~/
> > # ndisgen ABC.inf ABC.sys
> > # cd /usr/src/sys/modules/ndis
> > # make
> > # kldload ./ndis.ko
> Here I get:
> link_elf: symbol M_USBDEV undefined
> and kernel will not load it.
> I have custom kernel without usb stuff (it is loaded via module)
> The only place where M_USBDEV is defined is in sys/dev/usb/usb.h
> and I'm somehow at dead end.
To compile the NDIS USB support, basically you need USB header files in
sys/dev/usb/ and can be updated with csup(1).
> > # cd /usr/src/sys/modules/if_ndis
> I can load new if_ndis.ko with old ndis.ko but that is not usefull.
> > # make
> > # kldload ./if_ndis.ko
> > # kldload ~/ABC_sys.ko
> > It seems that the current status of NDIS USB support is beta status so
> > I'm not sure I've implemented all features yet that it needs more
> > debugging and stability. I don't have all H/Ws for testing! :)
> > Please tell me if you were successful or you failed though it looks
> > it's not easy to debug NDIS .sys binary using disassembler.
> > Any help and comments are welcome. Thanks.
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