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Re: kern/51644: wifi atheros driver ar9485
The following reply was made to PR kern/51644; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/51644: wifi atheros driver ar9485
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:50:57 +0700
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:50:00 +0000 (UTC)
| vendor 0x168c product 0x0036 (miscelanous network, revision 0x01) at pci2 dev 0 function 0 not configured
| model founded list here:
| A similar problem seems discussed 3 years ago:
Similar, but not the same, my chip is (was) reported as ...
vendor 0x168c product 0x0032 (miscellaneous network, revision 0x01) at pci3 dev
0 function 0 not configured
which is not the same product code, The pci databases suggest that 0036
is the QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (sometimes listed as 956x).
There is one weird listing that shows it as
Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter
though (though that entry in the database, while found with a search for
device code 0036, lists the code as 168c - the same as the vendor code - looks
like a database error of some kind.)
I have not (in the past almost 3 years) even started looking at what is
needed to support my ar9485 - I have kind of settled into using linux
and virtualbox, and running NetBSD that way (which mostly works quite well,
though native NetBSD would be much better).
Now we have better nouveau support, I plan on testing NetBSD again
sometime soon (but I might need EFI boot to make the test smooth, (don't
know yet) - I want to try booting from an external USB drive, that is GPT
partitioned, so I can avoid needing to do anything to disturb the current
setup - I have already managed to destroy linux's default network config,
and have no idea how to put that back without a reinstall, I'd like to
avoid destroying basic booting ...)
But if it (NetBSD & nouveau) works when I test it, then I'll have a need to
make the wifi work (for short term I can use an external dongle) and when
that happens, I'll merge as much of the hardware support from the current
FreeBSD driver as seems to make sense.
But all this is unlikely to happen this year.
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