ath(4) card /* Hardware revision not supported */

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Tue Jul 13 15:20:40 UTC 2010

I've Icom SL-5200 CardBus wireless card, which is detected as:

ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xb7fb0000-0xb7fbffff irq 20 at device 0.0 on cardbus0
ath0: [ITHREAD]
ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 13
device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6


ath0 at pci0:3:0:0:        class=0x020000 card=0x000817dd chip=0x0013168c rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
    device     = '802.11a/b/g Wireless Adapter (AR2312)'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet

Looking at /usr/src/sys/dev/ath/ath_hal/ah.h
status 13 is:

        HAL_ENOTSUPP    = 13,   /* Hardware revision not supported */

I've 2 questions:

1. Is this card AR5212 or AR2312? Or both? Or neither?
AR5212 is listed in ath(4) as supported, but AR2312
is not.

2. Does "Hardware revision not supported" mean this
card is too new? Too old? 

many thanks

Anton Shterenlikht
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