[Soekris] atheros 5354 card on 4511
stu at spacehopper.org
Sun Sep 26 09:19:34 UTC 2004
--On 25 September 2004 23:08 -0400 Andrew <tacoboy24 at dragoweb.com>
> Running freebsd 5.2.1 on compact flash.
Hi, I think you'll need a FreeBSD list (or maybe a general wirelist
list) for better answers to your OS-specific questions; soekris-tech
is more for the hardware.
> I want to use a atheros 5354 mini-pci card on a 4511. When I run
> ifconfig and include ip addres, access info, keys, and so on after
> typing the line, a message appears that "file exists".
I would guess you have tried to place ath0 in the same subnet as an
If this is the case, think about how machines on the wireless side
will try and route packets to machines on the wired side (bearing in
mind that network broadcasts, e.g. ARP traffic, don't pass a router),
and consider whether you actually wanted a bridge instead.
If this isn't the case and doesn't point you in the right direction,
try posting to a FreeBSD list including output of 'ifconfig -a'
before you start, the ifconfig line you're trying, and the exact
message you see. Quoting rather than paraphrasing will help those
trying to assist and increase your chances of a useful response.
> my wireless network is set up as infrastructure. Is this the same
> as the mediaopt of hostap for ifconfig???
An infrastructure network is one where nodes connect to an
access-point. hostap sets up a node to run as a software access-point.
> what does a media setting of autoselect mean.
Not seen in FreeBSD 5.2.1 man pages, but this is in David Young's
posting to tech-net at netbsd.org:
>> ifconfig(8) has a new option, 'mode', which sets the PHY mode.
>> Available modes are 802.11a mode (act as an 802.11a AP, only, or
>> else associate only to 802.11a APs), .11g, or .11b mode. There is
>> also mode 'auto', where the driver chooses the PHY mode
>> automatically. There are also several new 802.11 media subtypes
>> for you to set using ifconfig(8), for example, ofdm54 for .11a and
>> .11g radios.
> If this is documented someplace please direct me to the particulars.
> I found man pages on wicontrol, but as yet haven't found a writeup
> on the settings. I am sure I am looking in the wrong place.
Try these: ath(4), wlan(4), ifconfig(8)
> I am trying to start this device whilst the sis0 network interface
> is on. Is this a problem??? Shouldn't be I don't believe.
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