Subject: NetBSD 2.0 + Atheros driver
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sakari <email@example.com>
Date: 07/28/2005 23:42:54
I'm running a NetBSD 2.0 with GENERIC_LAPTOP kernel on my Dell Latitude
CPi with D-link DWL-AG650 PCMCIA wlan adapter which uses Atheros IEEE
802.11 driver. The driver works just fine except when the wlan
connection freezes for a while. This usually happens when I'm not in the
room where my access point is.
The funny part is that in windows, the connection works just fine. No
freezing or anything. But in netbsd I'm having these problems. Also
there are no problems with the link quality while I'm having these
So my question goes: Has there been any changes to atheros driver after
2.0 release that could fix this problem? I tried searching for the
changelogs but I couldn't find any markings.
My current ifconfig setup:
ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ssid Antenniosasto nwkey *****
bssid 00:0f:66:d9:cf:65 chan 6
media: IEEE802.11 OFDM54 mode 11g
inet 192.168.0.100 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
inet6 fe80::20d:88ff:fec8:9c08%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8
My wlan accesspoint is Linksys wrt54g 2.0 with sveasoft Alchemy-6.0-RC5a.
Thanks for the help in advance.