DLINK DWL-530 wireless a/b/g NIC and FreeBSD 4 and 5

Sandro Mancuso liquid at liquidonline.ca
Thu Feb 24 12:52:35 GMT 2005

As a followup to the email below...

I neglected to include some further details of my research, which I
realized this morning may be of some help in understanding why I'm
asking about this when this adapter is clearly not part of the list in
man ath...

Please refer to this link:

A linux user was able to hack that linux driver to enable him to use the
said wifi card... as such, I was wondering if anyone here has done the
same, or knows how that can be applied to the FreeBSD driver.  I hate
(read: suck at) programming.

Thanks in advance for any insight/info on this

> Hi all,
> I've read 2-3 archived posts to the -CURRENT mailing list dating back
> to
> September about the atheros driver on FreeBSD not supporting the DLink
> DWL-530.  I haven't seen much about it since, and a patch that was
> available then didn't work for this particular model either.  Before I
> go out and buy a DWL-520 instead, can anyone tell me if this model is
> now supported on the atheros driver?
> My goal is to use this NIC in my FreeBSD gateway and use it as an
> access
> point as well.  This card seems great because it's got great speed,
> backward compatibility and a detachable antenna that's more convenient
> than if it were hiding behind the tower.
> Thanks,
> Sandro
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