ifconfig does not show ath0 wireless network card

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Jun 26 12:15:31 GMT 2005

ali ali wrote:

>I bought a new wireless network card listed under freebsd's supported
>hardware which is 'DLINK Air Plus Xtreme G DWD-G520'.
>The DWD-G520 is an atheros wireless network card. So I recompiled my
>freebsd kernel with the following options:-
>device ath
>device ath_hal
>device wlan
>But I still dont see ath0 interface when I execute the 'ifconfig' command.
>dmesg | grep ath shows the following:-
>server# dmesg | grep ath 
>npx0: <math processor> on motherboard 
>ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xdfff0000-0xdfffffff irq 11 at device 9.0 on pci0 
>ath0: [GIANT-LOCKED] 
>ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 13 
>device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6
>Why this wireless network card is not working? And how to make it
>work? I googled but didnt find any usefull answer, I hope to get
>usefull answers this time
>Note that I am not yet a member of freebsd's mailing lists, so please
>send answers to my email maadree at gmail.com.
>Best regards.
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Try the iwconfig command. I believe that FreeBSD uses that command as 
well for wireless cards as opposed to ifconfig.

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