Adding new pccard device entries to FreeBSD 6, how?

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Wed Oct 12 23:38:21 PDT 2005

Hello all,

I'm trying to get FreeBSD 6 working with my Prism 3 based SMC 2532W-B
wireless cards. I've added the device entries into the system but I
must be doing something wrong, it's still not working. The SMC2532W-B
cards are re-branded Zcom XI-330H (Prism 3) and XI-325H (Prism 2.5)
cards. I know for a fact that the SMC card works with FreeBSD 4.11, in
hostap mode, because I'm using one of them right now with the PLX PCI
to PCMCIA bridge controller that came with the old 3Com 3CRWE777A
wireless cards......

dmesg output:
cbb0: <RF5C475 PCI-CardBus Bridge> at device 2.0 on pci2
cardbus0: <CardBus bus> on cbb0
pccard0: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb0
pccard0: <unknown card> (manufacturer=0xd601, product=0x0010,
function_type=6) at function 0
pccard0:    CIS info: SMC, SMC2532W-B EliteConnect Wireless Adapter, ,


The vendor id matches ELSA (0xd601) so I added an entry to the ELSA
products section:
"product ELSA XI330_IEEE              0x0010 XI330 Wireless LAN"

After that I added "PCMCIA_CARD(ELSA, XI330_IEEE)," to

I also added to /etc/pccard.conf:
# SMC's SMC2532W-B EliteConnect Wireless Adapter
card "SMC" "SMC2532W-B EliteConnect Wireless Adapter"
        config  auto "wi" ?
        insert  /etc/pccard_ether $device start
        remove  /etc/pccard_ether $device stop

I read something about running "make -f Makefile.pccarddevs" but when
I run it it can't find the makefile.... I need help, thanks.

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