ath driver within 5.4-RELEASE

Glyn Tebbutt d3c3it-linux at
Tue Aug 16 21:31:00 GMT 2005

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Michal Mertl wrote:
> Glyn Tebbutt wrote:
>>Michal Mertl wrote:
>>>I don't know if 5.4 supports 11g but it I know it doesn't support too
>>>much advanced authentication mechanisms (WPA).
>>>I believe you need not only ath and ath_hal in the kernel config file
>>>but also wlan and some ath_rate module (one of ath_rate_onoe,
>>>ath_rate_amrr or ath_rate_sample). The recommended rate module is
>>>Why do you compile the modules statically into the kernel? Modules
>>>should work too.
>>My other cards on linux dont support WPA yet anyway so I'm using WEP atm
>>(yes I know its crappy and insecure:()
>>I'm new to freebsd so im not exactly sure how everything works yet, so
>>the kernel config builds all the stuff you need into the kernel but
>>modules for everything else is still compiled?
> Yes. By default all the modules are always compiled and installed
> (in /boot/kernel/*.ko).
>>because on my 6.0-BETA 2 ath module doesn't exists :?
>>so in theory which module's do I need to load
> Modules for network cards are called if_$cardname(.ko). So to load
> ath(4) support you'd issue 'kldload if_ath'. The linker loads whatever
> other modules are required for function of the module which aren't
> compiled in or already loaded (so ath would load wlan, ath_rate and
> ath_hal).
> Michal
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Thanks very much Michal, I'll go and try again
btw I found my error's
yay for mailinglists, ill report back on my experiences :)
Cheers again

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