device ath compile in kernel

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Sun Apr 30 14:32:23 UTC 2006

On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 04:16:22PM +0200, dick hoogendijk wrote:
> I wanted to compile my wifi ath based card in the new kernel, but got
> some errors that I can't solve myself.
> After adding "device ath" I got compilation errors (ath_hal errors), so
> I put in "device ath_hal" (although there is no mention of it in the
> dox). The hal errors dissappeared, but now I got ath_rate errors while
> compiling. Adding "device ath_rate" did not work. ;-) Does not exist..
> So, what exactly do I put in the kernel config when I want to compile
> support for my ath based wifi card?
> The wlan options compile in are:
> # Wireless NIC cards
> device	wlan		#802.11 support
> device	wlan_wep	#802.11 WEP support
> device	wlan_ccmp	#802.11 CCMP support
> device	wlan_tkip	#802.11 TKIP support
> device	wlan_xauth	#802.11 ext authenticatorsupport
> device	wlan_acl	#802.11 MAC ACL support
> How do I add my ath card ? Loading it from /boot/loader.conf goes well,
> but I want it in the kernel.

The ath(4) manpage says:

       ath -- Atheros IEEE 802.11 wireless network driver

       To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your
       kernel configuration file:

	     device ath
	     device ath_hal
	     device ath_rate_sample
	     device wlan

       Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
       following line in loader.conf(5):


You will also need the various wlan_xxx options you list above if you wish
to use WPA and/or WEP.  (Using WPA is strongly recommended.)

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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