[freebsd-questions] ndis setup

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Sun Apr 9 12:27:35 UTC 2006

hernan <hernan.silberman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey folks.  I'm setting up FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE and I'm having a little
> trouble getting my wireless NIC recognized.  The card is a Linksys
> WMP64G and I'm trying to set things up to run with the FreeBSD
> NDISulator as described in the FreeBSD handbook
> (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-wireless.html).

This chapter is outdated.
> Here's what I'm doing (as root):
> 1) Verifying with 'pciconf -lv' that the PCI card is there.  Also, I
> know the card works, it was running fine on Windows.
> 2) Building ndis itself:

> 3) Building the if_ndis module:

> 4) Loading the ndis and if_ndis modules:
>   kldload ndis
>   I verify at this point using kldstat that both ndis and if_ndis are
> in fact loaded.
> I see nothing in dmesg or in my console during the kldload.  Also, it
> doesn't appear that the driver found the card, there's no signs of
> life.  I've tried using ndisgen, and have had the same results (with
> much less typing).  In either case, I get nothing in dmesg and no
> usable enabled NIC.

After you run ndisgen you should have a third kernel module with
a name similar to the name of your sys file. If you load
this module you should at least get an error message.

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