Subject: Re: Hrm. When'd wi(4) break?
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/2002 10:49:12
Until you said you were using 1.5 Y, I thought it was my recent

Can you try a newer kernel?  I made changes somewhere around the 1.5Y
time period, but I thought they were working on i386.  Macs had
problems, which I hoped my recent revert of some of the diffs would


gabriel rosenkoetter <> writes:

> My laptops have all been out of commission until just recently, so I
> haven't had cause to use the wi(4) driver for a few months. I recall
> it behaving just fine under 1.5.2 or so. But now, with this:
>   wi0 at pcmcia1 function 0: Lucent Technologies, WaveLAN/IEEE, Version 01.01
>   wi0: port 0x400-0x43fpcmcia1: card irq 4
>   wi0: using Lucent chip or unknown chip
> (A Lucent Orinoco Silver card), I get no love.
> Inserting the card and ifconfiging it makes the connection light go
> on, but the only thing that seems to generate any traffic at all is
> dhclient's first (bpf?) broadcast... after that, nothing. (The
> basestation's LEDs also show no activity.) I can run ping, but the
> card (driver?) is very obviously not generating any packets.
> Is my firmware finally just too old? (That'd suck. Looks like the
> only path to a firmware upgrade involves Windows, and I do not
> now--nor have I ever--owned any version of Windows. I don't guess
> PEACE could run the updater...)
> -- 
> gabriel rosenkoetter