qd guide for porting freebsd5 drivers? (porting atheros driver).

Freddie Cash fcash-ml at sd73.bc.ca
Mon Nov 15 08:30:43 PST 2004

On November 15, 2004 03:13 am, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 10:48:14AM +0000, Stu wrote:
> > dlink g650 revision b. i think its a 5211 or 5212.
> >
> > im running turbo-g 108mbp to my dlink router.
> > (i know the ath hal doesnt yet support 108mb...)

> I guess the 5212, I have a G650 for myself. The problem is that for
> my card, the Atheros HAL from FreeBSD segfaulted. I'll commit the
> driver from FreeBSD 5 + Reyk's HAL for the 5210, if anyone has
> such a card and can use it.

There's a new HAL+driver available at http://people.freebsd.org/~sam/ in 
the form of a patch against FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE.  The two files needed 
are net80211+ath-20041015.tgz and rtsock.patch.  With those two 
patches, I've been able to use a D-LINK DWL-G650 rev. B2, a NetGEAR 
WG511T, and the built-in Atheros 5212 chipset in my Toshiba A60, all at 
54 Mb/s, with 128-bit WEP.  These patches split the wlan and ath 
drivers into smaller pieces, with separate wlan drivers (wlan_tkip, 
wlan_ccrm, wlan_wep) for each encription scheme, and with separate rate 
drivers for ath (ath, ath_rate_onoe).

Might be worth looking at those patches.
Freddie Cash, CCNT CCLP        Helpdesk / Network Support Tech.
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