ndis0: link down after idle time

lreid at a.cs.okstate.edu lreid at a.cs.okstate.edu
Mon Jan 24 07:03:00 PST 2005

Hendrik - are you certain it is a rev. B3 with the ar5213 chipset? The
ath driver on my box attempts to hook, but fails. I get these kernel

ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xd6800000-0xd68 0ffff irq 5 at device 10.0 on
ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 13
kernel: device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6

On 1/24/2005, "Hendrik Spiegel" <burntime at gmx.net> wrote:

>I use the same D_Link card as you do, although I use it successfully
>with the native ath driver.
>On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 22:23 -0600, lreid at a.cs.okstate.edu wrote:
>> I am running FreeBSD 5.3-stable and have had limited success with a
>> d-link DWL-G520 card, rev B3 (atheros ar5213 chipset). I had hoped that
>> I would have purchased a card with a supported native driver (ath),
>You probably did ;)
>> The card works well, albeit only in 802.11b 11mb/s adhoc mode,
>I can reproduce this with the native driver. 11g is sometimes down to a
>few kBit and 500-1000ms when I switch to 11b speed is ok and times are
>> that I can't figure out. After about an hour or so of idle time on the
>> link, the interface brings itself down and cannot be resurrected unless
>> I issue a command through ifconfig to bring the interface up again. Does
>> anyone else experience this problem and/or have a solution?
>I will watch this - I do not remember exactly if there were such
>FreeBSD mars.local 5.3-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p2 #0: Mon Jan 10
>23:27:32 CET 2005     root at mars.local:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/BTKERNEL
>ath0 at pci0:9:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x3a131186 chip=0x0013168c rev=0x01
>    vendor   = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
>    device   = 'AR5213 802.11a/b/g Wireless Adapter'
>    class    = network
>    subclass = ethernet
>        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
>        ether 00:0f:3d:ab:9a:b6
>        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11b
>        status: associated
>        ssid LokalHorst 1:LokalHorst
>        channel 4 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
>        rtsthreshold 2312 protmode CTS
>        wepmode MIXED weptxkey 1
>        wepkey 1:104-bit

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