netgear wg311T and ath driver attaching

Julien Gabel jpeg at
Sat Jun 11 19:15:37 GMT 2005

> I'm attempting to use the netgear wg311T card, which I bought since the
> ath man page and docs said it is supported under FBSD.
> I'm using the 5.4 release.
> I did:
> cd /sys/modules/ath;
> make; make install
> kldload if_ath
> and dmesg presents:
> ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xdf000000-0xdf00ffff irq 18 at device 8.0 on
> pci1
> ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 13
> device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6
> Which, from googling, seems to indicate the driver in -CURRENT will
> probably work.  Is this true?
> If so, is it possible to just download/compile the ath driver from
> -CURRENT? If so, how?
> Or should I be able to make this work on a release system?

I use the CardBus version of this model under RELENG_5 for two months now.
It is not perfect (stability link status), but it works correctly most of
the time:

 $ grep -i ath0 /var/run/dmesg.boot
 ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0x88000000-0x8800ffff irq 18 at device 0.0 on
 ath0: mac 5.9 phy 4.3 5ghz radio 4.6
 ath0: Ethernet address: 00:0f:b5:a0:fb:43
 ath0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
 ath0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps
24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps

Maybe is it related to the PCI version (any user here?).


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