NDIS problem on FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE (I think)....

Eric Schuele E.Schuele at Comcast.Net
Wed Sep 29 20:53:27 PDT 2004


I'm not sure who to go to with this.  I managed to get everything installed 
the way I like it on my Dell laptop... including the miniPCI WLAN adapter 
using the NDIS wrapper for Windows Drivers. 

It appears to work flawlessly when I am within range of a WAP... but when I am 
at the office (where there are none)...  I occasionally get completely locked 
up.  If I leave it locked up for a minute or so, it dies and reboots itself.  
I might think it is my wired interface except I can run on it all night at 
home (WAP is present).  Guess I could try disabling my WAP at home and run 
wired.  But its a bit random.... so I could be like that for hours at home.

It generally happens 2-3 times in an 8 hour period.  Saw it happen once when I 
manually ran dhclient.  If I manually unload the NDIS  modules after booting 
up... It never happens.  So I suspect the NDIS wrapper.

I realize the work may not be completed on these wrappers... but though maybe 
if I could let the appropriate folks know... maybe they could fix it before 
it becomes a real problem.

Any help is appreciated.

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