Subject: Re: Odd ral(4) problem on NetBSD 4.0
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/17/2007 14:33:35
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, David Brownlee wrote:
> 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?

Yes, yes and yes! All same BIOS version and RAM. No relevant BIOS settings 
(it has onboard unsupported Broadcom wifi in MiniPCIe).