Subject: Re: Odd ral(4) problem on NetBSD 4.0
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/17/2007 12:19:10
On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 01:59:40PM +0100, 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.

Perhaps your ral cards draw a lot of power, and there are marginal
supplies on the CardBus slots of the odd 2 laptops.

Please send a dmesg.

Does it make any difference if you turn off WEP?


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