ipw2100 vs ndis(4) -- does it work for anybody?

John Nielsen lists at jnielsen.net
Tue May 2 19:07:23 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 02 May 2006 13:18, Ulrich Spoerlein wrote:
> Good day,
> since the ipw(4) driver can't do WPA, I wanted to give ndis(4) a try.
> This *used* to work back on 5.3 (memory is a bit vague) but it ain't
> happening on 6.1-RC.
> I'm using the same driver as last time, which is the version
> from Intel. I also downloaded the newest one, version, but none
> of them attach, when loading the if_ndis module.
> /sys/modules/if_ndis# make clean
> /sys/modules/if_ndis# ndiscvt -i /compat/ndis/w70n51.inf -s
> /compat/ndis/w70n51.sys -o ndis_driver_data.h /sys/modules/if_ndis# make
> /sys/modules/if_ndis# make install load
> /sbin/kldload -v /vol/obj/usr/src/sys/modules/if_ndis/if_ndis.ko
> Loaded /vol/obj/usr/src/sys/modules/if_ndis/if_ndis.ko, id=32
> pci2: <network> at device 3.0 (no driver attached)
> none1 at pci2:3:0: class=0x028000 card=0x25618086 chip=0x10438086 rev=0x04
> hdr=0x00 vendor   = 'Intel Corporation'
>     device   = 'Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 LAN Card Driver'
>     class    = network
> I know this did work in the past. What are other peoples experiences?
> Besides, does ndis(4) even do WPA? If not then I would have to buy new
> hardware anyway and the whole exercise would be in vain.

Start by using ndisgen(8) instead of doing things the "old" way.


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