Ath0, netgear WG311T problem.

Yann Golanski yann at
Wed May 10 05:57:45 PDT 2006

I've just installed a Netgear PCI WG311T card and while it works fine
under windows, I cannot seem to get it to work under BSD at all.  I am
just wondering what am I doing wrong?... 

Anyone has any idea?

# uname -a
FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE #6: Fri Apr 21 10:49:57 BST 2006 root at  i386

# dmesg | grep -i ath    
ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xeb000000-0xeb00ffff irq 19 at device 12.0 on pci0
ath0: Ethernet address: 00:0f:b5:f8:3b:92
ath0: mac 7.9 phy 4.5 radio 5.6

# ifconfig ath0 inet netmask ssid NEVERNESS
# tail -1 /var/log/messages
May 10 07:55:27 gridlinked kernel: ath0: link state changed to UP

# ifconfig ath0
        inet6 fe80::20f:b5ff:fef8:3b92%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2 
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        ether 00:0f:b5:f8:3b:92
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/1Mbps)
        status: associated
        ssid NEVERNESS channel 6 bssid 00:0f:b5:c1:09:18
        authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpowmax 32 protmode CTS bintval 100

# ifconfig ath0 up scan
SSID            BSSID              CHAN RATE  S:N   INT CAPS
Sha linksys     00:12:17:c5:2d:2a    9   54M  4:0   100 EPS 
OJS70           00:14:7c:b7:2d:84   11   54M 34:0   100 EPS 
NEVERNESS       00:0f:b5:c1:09:18    6   54M 24:0   100 ES  

[Unplug Ethernet cable]
# ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
ping: sendto: Host is down

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