ndis interface doesn't show up (intel 5300)
ml at infosec.pl
Wed Sep 30 20:48:59 UTC 2009
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).
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?
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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