HEADS UP: ath_hal updated to -- PLEASE TEST

Henri-Pierre Charles hpcharles at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 09:23:31 UTC 2008

Hello, (I reply to myself)

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Henri-Pierre Charles
<hpcharles at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> 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.

I discover a "new" way to configure network interface, with wlan
I have tried to put in my rc.conf:
    ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"

And .. it works, with a WPA2 configuration and also with only DHCP.
Conclusion 8-0-CURRENT-200809 work out of the box for the eeepc 701.

The only documentation I have found is
http://people.freebsd.org/~sam/BSDCan2005.pdf . Is there something
more substantial ?

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

Any tips ?



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