Problem with connecting FreeBSD 8.3 to wireless network

Chris Hill chris at
Sun Oct 28 19:48:42 UTC 2012

On Mon, 29 Oct 2012, Manish Jain wrote:

> Those in a position to help but smugly choose not to may soon start 
> experiencing a dramatic decline in their good fortunes.

I'm not in a position to help, but I can explain a couple of things.

> # kldload ath
> kldload: can't load ath: File exists
> # kldload wlan_tkip
> kldload: can't load wlan_tkip: File exists

This tells you that the module in question has already been loaded, or 
is present in the kernel.


> none5 at pci0:3:0:0:	class=0x028000 card=0x661711ad chip=0x0032168c 
> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>    vendor     = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
>    class      = network

The 'none..' tells you that no driver was attached to the device.

I suspect that Alexander Kapshuk's reply is relevant here: that your 
Atheros card is not supported by the driver.

I know it's not much help, but maybe it's nonzero. Good luck.

Chris Hill               chris at
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