Subject: Re: NetGear MA401RD ?
To: None <>
From: Richard Braun <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/18/2004 22:38:01
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On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 09:20:59PM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 20:18 Uhr +0200 18.5.2004, Richard Braun wrote:
> >My old NetGear MA401RA card no longer works and I was able to buy a
> >new one (thought it's quite hard to find them now). But the wi driver
> >doesn't handle it correctly... I noticed at the back of the card that
> >it is revision d and I also noticed the previous one I had was seen
> >as MA401RA. First question : does RA means revision a ? Next one :
> >should a new entry be created for these cards ?
> >
> >I'll try to upgrade the firmware to see if it solves out my problems.
> >
> >If anyone has other valuable infos about NetGear MA401 cards, I'd be
> >glad to hear them :-).
> I've got a Netgear labeled "MA 401 Rev. D" and bought six months ago that
> shows up as

That's the one I have too.

> wi0 at pcmcia0 function 0: NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC, Card,
> ISL37300PEval-RevA
> wi0: 802.11 address 00:09:5b:54:f1:e5
> wi0: using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3873B(PCMCIA)
> wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.1.1), Station (1.7.4)
> wi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps

It seems you (or someone else) have already upgraded it. Mine is
Primary (1.0.7), Station (1.3.6). Maybe the problems I'm experiencing
are coming from this (I hope so).

> in a Sparcstation 10 and works fine (unless you do an "ifconfig wi0 media
> DS11", see PR #25604).

Can you test it on a NetBSD 1.6.2/i386 kernel ?

> I notice that it has a sort-of-bulky antenna case, not the flat one that
> the pictures of MA401 cards on ebay usually have.

Yes, my old one was flat too. Thanks for all these details :-).

> 	hauke
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Richard Braun

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