Error with Atheros chipset.
sam at errno.com
Wed Jul 30 15:17:51 PDT 2003
[Not sure about cross-posting but I'll leave it for now.]
> I've recompiled -CURRENT with support for atheros cards.
> I have two cards, one PCI(desktop) and one PCMCIA(laptop). Both are
> Proxim 11a/b/g combo cards with AR5212 chips. The cards are recognized
> pciconf -l -vv shows:
> ath0 at pci2:4:0: class=0x020000 card=0x0a6014b7 chip=0x0013168c rev=0x01
> hdr=0x00 vendor = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
> class = network
> subclass = ethernet
> dmesg shows:
> ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0x40000000-0x4000ffff irq 5 at device 4.0 on pci2
> ath0: 11a rates: 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
> ath0: 802.11 address: 00:20:a6:4c:ef:62
> I've tried every possible example combo from man ath(4), i.e:
> ifconfig ath0 inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net mode 11a
> mediaopt adhoc
> to create adhoc network.
> The problems start when I try to configure them with ifconfig.
> Every attempt result in following errors and lack of communication
> between them: ar5212AniGetCurrentState: Out of space in ANI table for
> channel 5785/0x140! ar5212AniGetCurrentState: Out of space in ANI table
> for channel 5805/0x140! ar5212AniGetCurrentState: Out of space in ANI
> table for channel 5825/0x140! ar5212AniGetCurrentState: Out of space in
> ANI table for channel 5785/0x140! ar5212AniGetCurrentState: Out of space
> in ANI table for channel 5805/0x140!
> etc etc.
> Any idea how to fix that and how to make the cards work? A simple ping
> would make my day :)
You're stuck for now. This is a bug in the HAL that I've got fixed but is
taking forever to verify correctness. With luck I'll have new stuff
committed this week (but that's what I thought last week...).
Sorry, it was my bad :(
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