Is 802.11a supposed to work with wpi?

Paul B Mahol onemda at
Sun Dec 27 10:42:42 UTC 2009

On 12/27/09, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
> Doug Barton wrote:
>> I have the infamous Intel 3945ABG, and an access point that does
>> 802.11a. The card works fine with WPA in Win XP, even with a wall or
>> two in between me and the AP.
>> With FreeBSD I cannot get a link in 802.11a even with no encryption
>> and standing in the same room as the AP. Is it supposed to work?
> Thanks to Attilio I got my only other 11a card working and it can sync
> up with the AP even with WPA. It's not a strong signal, but it works
> just fine:
> my11assid       52     54M    -91:-96   100    EP   WPA
> So this definitely appears to be a wpi issue.

If you enable bootverbose (via loader or sysctl) what wpi says?

Paul B Mahol

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