stuck beacon ?

dick hoogendijk dick at
Sat Apr 22 06:53:58 UTC 2006

Hi all,

I've a D-Link DWL-G520 with atheros chipset plugged in my server today.
The card is neatly reckognised (kldload if_ath0)
But when I do a "ifconfig ath0 sssid my_net media autoselect mode 11g
mediaopt hostap channel 1 up" I get this error on screen:

ath0: stuck beacon: resetting (bmiss count 4)

So I guess I must be doing something wrong here.
I'm trying to get the card in accesspoint mode and I want it bridged
(by if_bridge), but maybe this is not supported with this card?

I have no wireless router. My server is cabled (and now wireless too).

The server runs fbsd-6.0 (waiting for 6.1-R to update)

Any pointers, hints?

Can this card be an accesspoint?
If not, I guess I have to set it up as a seperate wifi internal lancard
and change pf, ipnat, dhcpd and named to listen and work with this
adapter too?

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