ndis interface doesn't show up (intel 5300)
Paul B Mahol
onemda at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 07:35:08 UTC 2009
On 9/30/09, Michal <ml at infosec.pl> wrote:
> I'm struggling to get Intel 5300 wireless mini pci-e card working on
> FreeBSD 8.0-RC1 (amd64, both GENERIC and my custom kernel).
Try i386. amd64 doesnt work for me, panic on kldload.
> I get no error messages. Kernel module builds and loads fine but then
> ndis interface never shows up.
> Here is exactly what I'm doing:
> Drivers for XP64 downloaded from intel website. I've tried latest and
> old drivers. Unzipped on FreeBSD.
> ndisgen NETw5x64.inf NETw5x64.sys
> This .INF file appears to be ASCII. [return]
> This .SYS file appears to be in Windows(r) PE format. [return]
> Driver file conversion - conversion was successful. [enter]
> Firmware file conversion [enter]
> Kernel module generation
> Generating Makefile... done.
> Building kernel module... done.
> Cleaning up... done.
> So NETw5x64_sys.ko has been successfully generated. Note that when it
> asks me for additional firmware files I don't give it any - is that ok?
Depends. Look what are other files.
> Then I'm moving this module to /boot/modules and I'm loading it:
> kldload -v NETw5x64_sys.ko
> Loaded NETw5x64_sys.ko, id=8
> And that's pretty much it, module get loaded together with nids.ko and
> if_nids.ko but nothing really happens. No additional network interfaces,
> nothing in dmesg output. Tried with debug.ndis=1 and get no additional
> Any ideas, please? Anybody got this card to work on FreeBSD?
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