Subject: Re: ath driver and wep
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/01/2005 15:15:03
On Sat, Oct 01, 2005 at 06:25:21AM -0500, David Young wrote:
> I think I understand the problem, now, and how to fix it.  ath assumes
> that the card has power, always, so it can always write keys to the
> hardware using ath_hal_keyset.  NetBSD breaks that assumption by powering
> down the cardslot when the NIC is deactivated (ifconfig ath0 down).
> A quick fix is to stop powering down the cardslot; that happens in
> ath_cardbus_disable.

It may not be desireable, though. ifconfig down is a way to save power when
a NIC isn't used, without having to unplug it (which means it would loose

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference