Atheros WIFI is not recognized on FreeBSD 8.0-RC1

Eugene Dzhurinsky bofh at
Wed Dec 16 18:03:43 UTC 2009

On Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 02:09:14PM +0300, Eugene Dzhurinsky wrote:
> Hi there!
> I am facing some strange issue with recognizing the wifi card on my ASUS K40IN
> laptop.
> pciconf -lv shows me the following:
> none5 at pci0:5:0:0:	class=0x028000 card=0x10891a3b chip=0x002b168c rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>     vendor     = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
>     class      = network
> On wiki page
> there is the statement:
> Wireless Atheros 9285 (supported in 8.0 only?) class=0x028000 card=0x10891a3b chip=0x002b168c rev=0xc0 hdr=0x00 
> the only difference is in "rev" property - 0x01 != 0xc0
> The question is - is it possible to change something in the sources of kernel
> so the card will be recognized? And can somebody please explain what I should
> to try out?

Hi again! I updated to 8.0 stable - but the Atheros card still not recognized

Can somebody please elucidate - are there any plans for supporting this device
in FreeBSD?

Thank you in advance!

Eugene N Dzhurinsky
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