WG111v3 + 'urtw' = status: no carrier

Mark Felder feld at freebsd.org
Wed Jul 17 16:26:55 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013, at 11:05, sbremal at hotmail.com wrote:
> To make the smallest upgrade possible and minimize potential reconfig
> issues etc. 8.1 was the first release supporting WG111v3.
> Could give a try with 8.4 if there was any major fix to WPA and WLAN
> drivers since 8.1? With minor version upgrade there should be no change
> to installed ports etc., correct?

8.4 should be compatible with all binaries compiled against 8.1. Please
let us know if you find something that doesn't work, but the goal has
always been to keep compatibility within the same major release.

> Still the other quesion: What is the WLAN (PCI/PCIe) card most people use
> HAPPILY in FreeBSD? Support for 802.11n would not be bad.

Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for this.

You can see the changelogs for the driver in the links below.





As you can see, 8.4 has a couple commits 8.1 didn't have, 9.1 a few
more, and some recent work in head (-CURRENT) imported from OpenBSD. I
don't know if any of those fixes are relevant to your situation, but it
might be worth testing to see.

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