[PC-BSD Support] WIRELESS PCI CARD

Andrei Kolu antik at raidon.eu
Mon Jun 25 07:24:07 PDT 2007


On Monday, 25. June 2007 17:13:09 Nicholas Lysaght wrote:
> Hi All.
>
> I have just loaded PC-BSD for the first time, and I like it. I have loaded
> it on two computers, the first (where this is coming from) is ADSL wired to
> the Internet through a Realtek 8139 NIC.
>
> The second is connected to the Net via a D-Link DWL-G520 Wireless Card.
> This is the one I'm interested in (for now). I did some searching on the
> FreeBSD site, and turned up here:
>
> <
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ath&sektion=4&manpath=FreeBSD+7.0-
>current
>
>
> It seems to indicate that the Atheros Chipset in the DWL-G520 is supported
> by FreeBSD, however it would also seem that the Kernel has to be rewritten
> (?), in order to accomodate the driver.
>
> I have come from a non-unix (but also non-MS) operating system, and am not
> sure if I have "put the cart before the horse". :-) Does support in FreeBSD
> also means support in PC-BSD? If so, is the Driver(s) already present in
> PC-BSD? If so, could it be installed without anything really drastic like a
> Kernel re-write? If not, how would I go about politely requesting that it
> be put on the todo list for your next OS revision? If this is uncharted
> territory, please let me know. Maybe there's something I can do.
>
> I look forward to hear from you. Thanks in advance.
>
> Regards
>
> NICK

/boot/loader.conf
 wlan_load="YES"
 if_ath_load="YES"
 ath_hal_load="YES"
 wlan_tkip_load="YES"
 wlan_ccmp_load="YES"
 ath_rate_sample_load="YES"

http://www.freebsdmall.com/~loader/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/wireless/article.html


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