urtw0 wireless device on FreeBSD problems

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 02:07:12 UTC 2012

Dear Folks,

following an excellent guide by W. Block:


I connected successfully to a wireless network.  However, the
connection works for a while then drops off.  At the end I get a
kernel panic and the machine presents press something to avoid

$ dmesg | grep 'urtw0'
urtw0: <vendor 0x0bda product 0x8187, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr
3> on usbus3
urtw0: unknown RTL8187L type: 0x8000000
urtw0: rtl8187l rf rtl8225u hwrev none

quadcore# tail -f /var/log/messages
Jun 18 20:53:22 quadcore wpa_supplicant[515]: CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS
Jun 18 20:58:29 quadcore wpa_supplicant[515]: CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS
Jun 18 21:02:36 quadcore su: olivares to root on /dev/pts/0

I will see how I can post pictures to another website and find a way
to troubleshoot this.  Any ideas?

Is there a place where the panics/oops are saved to retrieve them and
cut + paste them here?
/var/log/, /tmp/ ?



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