Subject: Re: wi Troubles...
To: Florian Stoehr <>
From: Asmodehn <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/17/2004 09:33:47
Florian Stoehr a écrit :
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Ian Harding wrote:
>> I have a EnGenius NL-2511CD PLUS card in my laptop which has been
>> working fine for a long time with NetBSD 1.6.2.  I upgraded to 2.0 RC4.
>> The install system recognized and configured the wi card, fired up
>> dhclient and I downloaded the sets with it.
>> When I boot from the 2.0 RC4 install, the card is found by the kernel,
>> the light comes on, but dhclient does not get any offers, wiconfig wi0
>> -D finds no access point, manual configuration with ifconfig doesn't
>> work.
>> I assume a default option has changed and I need to tweak with "ifconfig
>> wi0 mediaopt <something>."
>> Can anyone please throw some light into the dark room I am in?
>> Thanks!!!
>> Ian
> Hm, this is strange since the NL 2511 is the same card as my Senao 
> SL-2511 CD EXT2. This card works perfectly (access point scanning with 
> "wiconfig wi0 -D" with RC1). It did NOT work with a former current (was 
> 1.6ZG I think).
> Can you post the dmesg?
> -Florian

I personally have a dell True Mobile, the card is well detected by the 
kernel, but network softwares at boot have some problems since dhclient 
Once the system is up, I've had to start dhclient by hand... I ve done 
that many times but It seems Ive forgotten to put ' dhclient_flags="wi0" 
' in my etc/rc.conf.
If you have more than one interface to run dhclient from you can add it 
: dhclient_flags="ne0 wi0"
Thats what I've done.
I think this will be ok, but I have not tested it since I dont have the 
wireless card for the moment to test it... ;-)

Your problem looks to be the same, isn't it ?