ath0: ath_reset: unable to reset hardware; hal status 3

Henrik Brix Andersen henrik at
Thu Feb 15 13:16:50 UTC 2007

Hi Sam,

Sorry about the long delay in replying, been busy moving to a new
apartment :)

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 10:45:06AM -0800, Sam Leffler wrote:
> I take it you tried ifconfig'ing the interface down and up?

Yes, that didn't solve it.

> The output of athstats at the point where things are wedged might be
> useful.  Also verify if only tx is wedged (e.g. athstats 1 will show you
> if you're receiving frames).

Thanks, I'll check that next time the problem occurs.

> The fact that the card cannot be reset seems to imply the mac is somehow
> locked up.  I vaguely recall some h/w issues like this on older cards
> (and you are using a rather old card) but nothing that wasn't handled by
> doing a reset operation.  Best suggestion I can make is to use a
> different model card.

I see. Can you recommend a replacement 802.11a/b/g card model which is
supported by ath(4)?

Henrik Brix Andersen <henrik at>
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