Subject: Re: Odd ral(4) problem on NetBSD 4.0
To: Stephen Borrill <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/17/2007 14:21:08
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, Stephen Borrill wrote:

> I've been installing our stripped down NetBSD 4.0 based software on 15 
> identical Dell Latitude 100L laptops with cardbus ral(4) cards. The customer 
> is using 64-bit WEP. We are using the very latest netbsd-4 sources. On 13 of 
> the 15, everything works fine; ral0 associates in about 5 seconds and 
> dhclient runs fine. On the other 2, the network status eventually shows as 
> active (after say 20 seconds), but dhclient doesn't get an address (and a 
> manually configured address doesn't work). The BSSID and channel are found 
> and correct. It's not a network card issue, I've tried swapping.
> Any clues how to proceed?

 	Probably irrelevant, but have you checked BIOS versions and
 	settings, and installed memory?

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