Asus eeepc, Freebsd-head, problem with ath/wifi driver

Andrew Thompson thompsa at
Thu Nov 20 14:41:47 PST 2008

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 10:08:41PM +0300, Ole Vole wrote:
> Hello maillist!
> I trying setup FreeBSD according Wiki notes 
> and get system without ath Wi-Fi devices (Fn+f2/Bios settings for Wifi: 
> Enabled)
> buildin/install kernel/world from 20081120 snapshot FreeBSD-CURRENT with/or 
> patching from  ( http://snapshots.madwifi-
> ) 
> (old link
> r2756+ar5007.tar.gz is wrong) with extracting hal/ to 
> /usr/src/sys/contrib/dev/ath/ and recompile the kernel  
> Also, trying to test
> As result from attemps is string in dmesg:
> ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, AR5416, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, 
> RF5413, RF2133, RF2425, RF2417)
> but ifconfig show only LAN ale0 Ethernet interface. 
> On the list pciconf i see "Ralink Technology, Corp" devices but iy without 
> drivers.
> What is wrong here? Thanks!

Thats not an Atheros card and the Ralink chipset isnt supported yet. I
have used ndis with this model and it works fine.


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