HEADS UP: ath_hal updated to -- PLEASE TEST

Henri-Pierre Charles hpcharles at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 14:27:39 UTC 2008


On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 2:29 AM, Rui Paulo <rpaulo at freebsd.org> wrote:
> We've updated ath_hal in HEAD to This supports a couple of
> new chips, namely those on the Asus Eee PC, MacBooks and other laptops.

It's included into  8.0-CURRENT-200809-i386 snapshot if I understand correctly.

> If you have an Atheros or Atheros based card, I really wanted you to
> test it. We were unable to test this in several Atheros chipsets, so
> if you find a regression, please contact me or Sam Leffler
> (sam at freebsd.org) ASAP.

I've tried 7.1-BETA and 8.0-CURRENT-200809 on my eeepc model 701

7.1 does not recognize ath0, as expected, but 8.0-CURRENT does.

The corresponding dmesg can be found here :

* http://www.prism.uvsq.fr/~hpc/pmwiki/uploads/Data/dmesg-7.1-BETA.txt
* http://www.prism.uvsq.fr/~hpc/pmwiki/uploads/Data/dmesg-8.0-200809.txt

The 8.0-CURRENT-200809-i386 contain ath_hal but I was unable
to use the interface. "dhclient ath0" never give up. Let me know if I
can try something.

In the past I had success with 7.0 code base + madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.hal
I was able to use ath with dhclient and wpa_supplicant.

And what about the rj45 interface for eee 701 ? Any chance to be supported
in a near future ?


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