Wireless NICs on 7.2

Paul B. Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 22:26:53 UTC 2009

On 7/1/09, Robert Hall <rjhjr0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

And what about TX/RX signal?

>> 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.

Could you put backtrace somewhere?

>> 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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