Subject: kern/19081: Netgear MA401 fails to work under netbsd-1-6
To: None <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/16/2002 12:58:09
>Number:         19081
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       Netgear MA401 fails to work under netbsd-1-6
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Nov 16 09:59:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Mason Loring Bliss
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6_STABLE
Mason Loring Bliss   Ewige Blumenkraft!  awake ? sleep : random() & 2 ? dream : sleep;
System: NetBSD 1.6_STABLE NetBSD 1.6_STABLE (kernel-src-i386-ACHERON) #0: Fri Nov 15 22:41:24 EST 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

This extremely-common PCMCIA wireless network card fails to work out of the
box with netbsd-1-6. It is supported in -current.


Go to any Best Buy or Staples. Shell out for a Netgear MA401, assuming that
such a common card will be supported. Note that it is not configured by the


Apply pull-up request 773. This card is already supported, but under a
different name and manufacturer ID. Adding support is trivial. It works
beautifully under 1.6 with the minor changes required to recognize the

There is no excuse for our not supporting this VERY COMMON hardware. The
pull-up request came in before 1.6 was released.