Wireless net work set up

Luis Trimiÿfffff1o ltrimin at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 17 02:57:34 UTC 2008

Hello I had been trying to set up a wireless connection for my laptop but nothing seems to work
What I am using: FreeBSD 6.2 release p3
Architecture amd 64
hardware: HP pavilion zv6000

so far what I had done:

1. Use the ndisgen to make kernel modules from wireless broadcom windows drivers.
2. verify that the drivers actualy work with the kernel by checking dmesg

here is my dmesg:

FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p3 #3: Sat Mar 24 14:24:31 EST 2007
    root at PAVILLION.LuisFerNET:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/KERNEL2
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+ (2387.79-MHz K8-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0xff0  Stepping = 0
  AMD Features=0xe0500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,LM,3DNow+,3DNow>
real memory  = 1072627712 (1022 MB)
avail memory = 1023938560 (976 MB)
kbd0 at kbdmux0
cpu0 on motherboard
pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> pcibus 0 on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 5.0 (no driver attached)
pcib2: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 4.0 on pci0
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib2
ohci0: <ATI SB400 USB Controller> mem 0xb0000000-0xb0000fff irq 11 at device 19.0 on pci0
usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb0: SMM does not respond, resetting
usb0: <ATI SB400 USB Controller> on ohci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: ATI OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
ohci1: <ATI SB400 USB Controller> mem 0xb0001000-0xb0001fff irq 11 at device 19.1 on pci0
usb1: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb1: SMM does not respond, resetting
usb1: <ATI SB400 USB Controller> on ohci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: ATI OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
ehci0: <ATI SB400 USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xb0002000-0xb0002fff irq 11 at device 19.2 on pci0
usb2: EHCI version 1.0
usb2: companion controllers, 4 ports each: usb0 usb1
usb2: <ATI SB400 USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb2: USB revision 2.0
uhub2: ATI EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
ichsmb0: <SMBus controller> port 0x8400-0x840f mem 0xb0003000-0xb00033ff at device 20.0 on pci0
device_attach: ichsmb0 attach returned 6
atapci0: <ATI IXP400 UDMA133 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0x8410-0x841f at device 20.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 20.3 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pcib3: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 20.4 on pci0
pci3: <PCI bus> on pcib3
fwohci0: <Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A> mem 0xb0208000-0xb02087ff,0xb0200000-0xb0203fff irq 10 at device 0.0 on pci3
fwohci0: OHCI version 1.10 (ROM=0)
fwohci0: No. of Isochronous channels is 4.
fwohci0: EUI64 57:3f:02:00:7b:6c:40:79
fwohci0: Phy 1394a available S400, 2 ports.
fwohci0: Link S400, max_rec 2048 bytes.
firewire0: <IEEE1394(FireWire) bus> on fwohci0
sbp0: <SBP-2/SCSI over FireWire> on firewire0
fwe0: <Ethernet over FireWire> on firewire0
if_fwe0: Fake Ethernet address: 56:3f:02:6c:40:79
fwe0: Ethernet address: 56:3f:02:6c:40:79
fwe0: if_start running deferred for Giant
fwohci0: Initiate bus reset
fwohci0: node_id=0xc000ffc0, gen=1, CYCLEMASTER mode
firewire0: 1 nodes, maxhop <= 0, cable IRM = 0 (me)
firewire0: bus manager 0 (me)
ndis0: <Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter> mem 0xb0204000-0xb0205fff irq 10 at device 2.0 on pci3
ndis0: NDIS API version: 5.1
ndis0: Ethernet address: 00:90:4b:f3:6e:44
cbb0: <PCI-CardBus Bridge> mem 0xb0209000-0xb0209fff irq 10 at device 4.0 on pci3
cardbus0: <CardBus bus> on cbb0
pccard0: <16-bit PCCard bus> on cbb0
pci3: <mass storage> at device 4.3 (no driver attached)
pci3: <base peripheral> at device 4.4 (no driver attached)
rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0xa000-0xa0ff mem 0xb020a400-0xb020a4ff irq 10 at device 6.0 on pci3
miibus0: <MII bus> on rl0
rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus0
rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
rl0: Ethernet address: 00:0f:b0:73:53:f5
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 20.5 (no driver attached)
pci0: <simple comms, generic modem> at device 20.6 (no driver attached)
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xcefff,0xd0000-0xd5fff,0xd8000-0xd8fff,0xdf800-0xdffff on isa0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd1 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model IntelliMouse, device ID 3
ppc0: cannot reserve I/O port range
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio0: port may not be enabled
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 8250 or not responding
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
ums0: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse, rev 2.00/11.10, addr 2, iclass 3/1
ums0: 3 buttons and Z dir.
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2387785415 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
ad0: 95396MB <Seagate ST9100822A 3.02> at ata0-master UDMA100
acd0: DVDR <MATSHITAUJ-840D/1.02> at ata1-master PIO4
cd0 at ata1 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
cd0: <MATSHITA UJ-840D 1.02> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
cd0: 16.000MB/s transfers
cd0: cd present [2038688 x 2048 byte records]
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s2a
osscore: This version of Open Sound System has expired
osscore: Please download the latest version from www.opensound.com
ichsmb0: <SMBus controller> port 0x8400-0x840f mem 0xb0003000-0xb00033ff at device 20.0 on pci0
ichsmb0: can't map I/O
device_attach: ichsmb0 attach returned 6
atiaudio0: <ATI IXP400> mem 0xb0003400-0xb00034ff irq 10 at device 20.5 on pci0
module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ossmodule, 0xffffffffa7ec7d30, 0) error 12
stray irq7
stray irq7
too many stray irq 7's: not logging anymore

so ndis0 is recognized by the kernel

3. I had been following the manual to try to get the wireless to work
   3.1 Modify /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf added the ssid of the network and the password for WPA-PSK
   3.2 Modify /etc/rc.conf  Added ifconfig_ndis0="WPA DHCP"

when the computer boots it try to connects but never gets a package back from the router
I try do it manually from root but same history. Example, from root:

PAVILLION# ifconfig ndis0
        inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
        ether 00:90:4b:f3:6e:44
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (OFDM/54Mbps)
        status: associated
        ssid LFnet channel 6 bssid 00:13:46:cd:8e:9a
        authmode WPA privacy OFF txpowmax 100 bmiss 7 protmode CTS

so it seems like the laptop and the router are conected since the statuss apears as associated. When checking the router side it shows that there is a wireless conection which agrees with the mac of the laptop. But there is no actual transfer of information between them

any clues?? I am missing something here?


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