SR71-A (AR9160) no longer detected in FreeBSD 9

Shant Kassardjian shant at
Tue Jan 31 00:48:13 UTC 2012

Dear FreeBSD-Wireless team,

I'd like to inform the dev teams that I just upgraded my system from 8.2-stable to 9.0-stable using CVSUP and my wireless card SR71-A (AR9160) is no longer being detected. If I roll back to the old kernel, everything is working great. Here is my kernel config for wireless:

device          wlan                
device          wlan_acl            
device          wlan_wep            
device          wlan_ccmp           
device          wlan_tkip           
device          wlan_amrr           
device          ath                 
device          ath_hal             
options         AH_SUPPORT_AR5416   
#options        ATH_ENABLE_11N       <-- I tried enabling this and recompiling and it did not do any difference
device          ath_rate_sample     

As always I edited the following file before recompiling:

vi /usr/src/sys/dev/ath/ath_hal/ar5416/ar5416.h

and changed AR5416_DEFAULT_TXCHAINMASK from 1 to 7

after compiling the 9.0 kernel, pciconf returns the following undetected devices:

none0 at pci0:0:3:0:       class=0x078000 card=0x2a448086 chip=0x2a448086 rev=0x07 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = 'Mobile 4 Series Chipset MEI Controller'
    class      = simple comms

none1 at pci0:0:31:3:      class=0x0c0500 card=0x29308086 chip=0x29308086 rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = SMBus

none2 at pci0:1:15:0:      class=0x028000 card=0x40820777 chip=0x0027168c rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
    device     = 'AR9160 802.11abgn Wireless PCI Adapter'
    class      = network

Any help is greatly appreciated! I upgraded to 9.0 hoping test 802.11n!



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