atheros (ath) wifi driver problem

Doug Poland doug at
Thu Jan 6 21:36:51 PST 2005

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 06:18:38PM -0800, Mo Po wrote:
> Hello,
> I installed FreeBSD 5.3 today (coming from linux/debian).
> I need to use the atheros wifi driver (man page ATH(4)), which is
> included in 5.3. (I have an atheros based PCI card in an athlon xp based
> system).
> I get the following error when loading the module ('kldload if_ath'
> command):
> ...
> ath0: could not map interrupt
> device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6
> After that ifconfig fails tp 'up' the ath0 i/f ('does not exists').
You may have already checked this, but be sure that "Plug and Play OS"
is "NO" in your BIOS.  I've seen weird things happen w/PCI cards
when this BIOS setting is on.  HTH


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