NetGear WG511T and WPA support on FreeBSD 8.2

Bernhard Schmidt bschmidt at
Fri Jan 13 19:56:19 UTC 2012

On Friday 13 January 2012 16:57:37 _ wrote:
> Hi,
> By its description, this mailing list seems to be rather technical in
> nature and my question is - depending
> on how one sees it - quasi technical or at least too specific as I think
> for the standard user mailing list, so
> I'm just giving it a try here...
> Since I've run into problems getting an ndisgen generated driver for my
> Realtek RTL8185 54M to work on
> my FreeBSD 8.2 (i386) system - kldload on the driver generates a permanent
> kernel crash-, I am currently
> thinking about buying the NetGear WG511T PCMCIA bus driven card.
> I would like to ask if there are any users on this list that make use of
> this card and that can confirm whether
> or not this cards works fine alongside with WPA on 8.2 or 9.0 if I decide
> to upgrade?
> I am aware of the supported hardware list. The card in discussion is not
> listed as supported.
> However, this could still be the case, since I read in an older 7.0 related
> thread
> that it did work, at
> least at one point in time.

Afaik the WG511T is supported by ath(4) (it's at least mentioned in the man page) so I think it should work pretty good even without ndis.

Btw, you should give 9.0 a shot with ndis, there have been a lot changes there, several of them fixing panics.


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