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Old 13th July 2008
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Default ATH not loaded during boot time??

Hi everyone. I am currently trying to figure out the wireless card issue that I am dealing with on my T61.

I read through http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/...-wireless.html and followed the procedures outlined:

1) I modified my /boot/loader.conf such that it now has

2) I am still using my GENERIC kernel.

When I start my computer I notice the following in my dmesg:
ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF241, RF5413)
I looked up my specifications and found that my driver under linux is Madwifi. I have read somewhere that madwifi uses the atheros driver.

When I ifconfig, all I can see is em0, fwe0 fwip0 and lo0 and I can't seem to find ath0 or wlan0. How can this be?

How should I diagnose this problem?

BTW my chipset is 11a/b/g Wi-Fi wireless LAN Mini-PCIe .

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Old 14th July 2008
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I suspect in term of hardware, the card is disabled. Did you accidentally disable it in BIOS, by wireless switch or function key (smt like Fn + F5)?

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No I am pretty sure it is enabled in the BIOS
I have two partitions: Ubuntu and FreeBSD.

I can serve online no problem with Ubuntu's network driver.
Any suggestions?

If I am using the generic kernel, it should have the ath0 modules included right? In addition, if I add those in /boot/loader.conf, I should get some response right?
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Please show the ouput of # pciconf -v

That will show all the hardware that the kernel can detect, and whether or not a driver has been attached.

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Yes, the generic kernel build for FreeBSD is ready op for using the ath(4) driver. I'm running off FreeBSD 7 without a hitch on an AR5212 chipset.
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