Subject: Re: introducing ath(4) and the FreeBSD 802.11 layer
To: Sam Leffler <>
From: George Michaelson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/14/2003 14:48:09
without working rfkill, you'd have to worry about meeting Airline compliance
with one of these things. I assumed the kill button was a hard shunt in the
card, not a soft-mediated control on RF state. :-(


On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 21:27:00 -0700 Sam Leffler <> wrote:

> On Monday 13 October 2003 04:55 pm, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> > > I have just committed my port of FreeBSD's Atheros chipset driver,
> > > ath(4). The driver supports 802.11a/b/g multimode cards made by
> > > manufacturers such as D-Link and Linksys. Virtually every 802.11a radio
> > > manufactured today contains the Atheros chipset.
> >
> > 	thanks for the great work!  any plans on ath at cardbus? (or does
> > 	"ath on pci" cover cardbus?)  IBM thinkpads use minipci atheros cards
> > 	and it will be probed on cardbus. (i need to open it up and test
> > 	to be sure)  wi* card on the same minipci slot is probed as below.
> ath on pci should cover cardbus (does on FreeBSD at least).  Thinkpads w/ 
> minipci mostly work; there are some issues.  Some have an rfkill switch that 
> needs some support in the driver that isn't present yet.  Also, some machines 
> use different PCI device id's and some BIOS support in an effort to force 
> only "approved drivers" to work with the cards.  We're working out this issue 
> too.
> If you sift the mailing lists for the madwifi project at sourceforge you can 
> pickup some useful stuff in this area...
> 	Sam

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