Wireless NICs on 7.2

Robert Hall rjhjr0 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 18:20:17 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Paul B. Mahol<onemda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/1/09, Robert Hall <rjhjr0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been trying to get a Linksys WMP54G v. 4.1 to work on FBSD 7.2.
>> It sort of works with the ral driver; I can set the ssid and inet and
>> other values, but it won't associate with the access point or
>> establish a useful connection.
> Does it get any scan results?

Yes. Scanning seems to work fine.

> What kind of AP setup: NONE, WEP, WPA, WPA2 ... ?

No security.

>> I've tried compiling ndis drivers for both the Linksys and a Belkin
>> F5D7000 v. 7032 that I bought for my XP box. Both drivers crash the
>> system when they load, leading to a reboot. Groveling through vmcore
>> doesn't give me any clues about why the Belkin ndis crashes. The
>> Linksys crash sends a message that it can't open
>> /compat/ndis/rt2561s.bin. I googled for the firmware files and put
>> them in /compat/ndis, but ndis still crashes. Both cards work fine on
>> the XP box.

BTW, I'm not getting the open file failed message any longer, but the
ndis driver still crashes the system.

> You are using i386 FreeBSD, right?

I should have posted this originally:
$ uname -a
FreeBSD stamfordbru.krig.net 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #3: Wed
Jul  1 11:40:35 EDT 2009
root at stamfordbru.krig.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/STAMFORDBRU0  i386

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