adapter question

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Sat Apr 22 13:11:05 UTC 2006

nawcom <nawcom at> top posted:

> On 4/21/06, Jose Jesus Ortega <jortega38 at> wrote:
> >
> > I have freeBSD-6.0 RELEASE, my D-Link ethernet card works fine with
> > internet but I have a Linksys Wireless B Notebook Adapter. When I add the
> > card to the computer is displays: "cardbus0: <network, ethernet> at device
> > 0.0 (no driver attached)
> >
> > I have the CD that came with the adapter and on freeBSD Handbook I tried
> > to run it Natively through ndis, the adapter turned on the light like if it
> > was working but when I input the command: "ifconfig" it dosen't see it, the
> > same message as above happens at startup. Any way to install the right
> > driver for it? Thanks.

> so I am assuming you have built the ndis base code (/sys/modules/ndis)
> did you build the if_ndis module correctly? here it is for reference:
> goto /sys/modules/if_ndis,
> copy the *.inf file and the *.sys file for your xp driver into
> /sys/modules/if_ndis,
> run: ndiscvt -i {your inf file} -s {your sys file} -o ndis_driver_data.h (in
> your modules/if_ndis folder!)
> now run the usual make; make install to build the if_ndis module
> now if you load the modules in order: kldload ndis; kldload if_ndis; the
> device should load up on ifconfig.

Using ndisgen would be a better idea. On FreeBSD 6 you need a third
kernel module containing the firmware.

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