Problem with Cisco (Atheros) Wireless PCI card on IBM Thinkcentre MT-M-8183-T1S

Nate Lawson nate at
Tue Jan 17 12:01:48 PST 2006

eric at wrote:
> Greetings from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (The Maya Land)
> Am having problems installing FreeBSD in my University under IBM Thinkcentre
> MT-M-8183-T1S boxes.
> I can´t detect the Wireless Cisco (Atheros) PCI lan card. Linux and Windows have
> no problems recognizing the card but i have problems with FreeBSD 6.0
> Here are my dmesg (with and with out ACPI).
> I don´t know if this is a known issue, but any pointers will be greatly
> appreciated.
> I think that the pci3 line shows something but not sure about that.

Did you load the if_ath.ko driver?

Apparently, disabling ACPI makes no difference so I don't see how this 
is an ACPI issue.


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