Problem with wireless card drivers

Don Hinton don.hinton at
Thu Jun 1 14:08:34 PDT 2006

On Thursday 01 June 2006 15:03, Atanas Atanasov wrote:
> Are you sure one should use ndiscvt? I mean i tried it the same except
> for getting pccarddefs.h (which as they say will be used in eventual
> kernel compiles) and for synchronising the source which I cannot do
> because no network is available. I have wireless only connection.
> Most people say that ndisgen is the "better" method as from 6.0.
> Actually it seems due to unknown reasons the old method is not
> supported anymore.

I have an hp nx9600 with a similar (or same) card, and ndisgen worked fine.  I 
didn't modify rc.conf, but instead use kldload to load the module when I need 

Here's what I do:

# kldunload /root/bcmwl5_sys.ko
ndis0: <Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN> mem 0xc8206000-0xc8207fff irq 17 at device 
3.0 on pci11
ndis0: NDIS API version: 5.1
ndis0: Ethernet address: 00:90:4b:af:7f:68

What does dmesg tell you when you try to load the module?


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