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Old 02-13-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
OBcecado
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Wifi card not recognised properly on freebsd 6.2


Hello.
I have googled but couldn't find any appropriate answer, maybe you could shred some light on this.

The wifi card is edimax ew-7128, which is supported according to this:
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?q...SE&format=html

pciconf -lv:
Code:
agp0@pci0:0:0:  class=0x060000 card=0x00000000 chip=0x07301039 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)'
    device   = 'SiS 730 Host-to-PCI Bridge'
    class    = bridge
    subclass = HOST-PCI
atapci0@pci0:0:1:       class=0x010180 card=0x55131039 chip=0x55131039 rev=0xd0 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)'
    device   = 'SiS5513 EIDE Controller (A,B step)'
    class    = mass storage
    subclass = ATA
isab0@pci0:1:0: class=0x060100 card=0x00000000 chip=0x00081039 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)'
    device   = 'SiS PCI to ISA Bridge (LPC Bridge)'
    class    = bridge
    subclass = PCI-ISA
sis0@pci0:1:1:  class=0x020000 card=0x09001039 chip=0x09001039 rev=0x82 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)'
    device   = 'SiS900 Fast Ethernet/Home Networking Ctrlr'
    class    = network
    subclass = ethernet
ohci0@pci0:1:2: class=0x0c0310 card=0x70011039 chip=0x70011039 rev=0x07 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)'
    device   = 'SiS5597/8 Universal Serial Bus Controller'
    class    = serial bus
    subclass = USB
ohci1@pci0:1:3: class=0x0c0310 card=0x70001039 chip=0x70011039 rev=0x07 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)'
    device   = 'SiS5597/8 Universal Serial Bus Controller'
    class    = serial bus
    subclass = USB
none0@pci0:1:4: class=0x040100 card=0x70181039 chip=0x70181039 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)'
    device   = 'SiS7018 PCI Audio Accelerator'
    class    = multimedia
    subclass = audio
pcib1@pci0:2:0: class=0x060400 card=0x00000000 chip=0x00011039 rev=0x00 hdr=0x01
    vendor   = 'Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)'
    device   = 'SiS 630 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)'
    class    = bridge
    subclass = PCI-PCI
none1@pci0:9:0: class=0x028000 card=0x25611814 chip=0x03011814 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Ralink Technology, Corp'
    class    = network
ed0@pci0:11:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x0026a0a0 chip=0x802910ec rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
    device   = 'RTL8029 NE2000 compatible Ethernet'
    class    = network
    subclass = ethernet
none2@pci1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x00000000 chip=0x011010de rev=0xb2 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
    device   = 'NV11 GeForce2 MX / MX 400'
    class    = display
    subclass = VGA

I also pasted the dmesg boot message here: http://pastebin.ca/902375
as it outputs some errors, i was hoping this would be the main issue.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by OBcecado; 02-13-2008 at 07:32 AM. Reason: added pciconf -lv output
 
Old 02-13-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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Code:
none1@pci0:9:0: class=0x028000 card=0x25611814 chip=0x03011814 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Ralink Technology, Corp'
    class    = network
You card is recognised as having a Ralink chipset and these tend to be well supported in Linux and FreeBSD. Try running "pciconf -lvv" and see if the exact chipset is printed out (mine is listed as 2573 Ralink on Linux, meaning I can use the rt2573 driver or rt73). Once you know the chipset, you can then use this info when looking for the appropriate driver.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the fast reply.
The output from lspci -vv is:
Code:
none1@pci0:9:0: class=0x028000 card=0x25611814 chip=0x03011814 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Ralink Technology, Corp'
    class    = network
Doesn't bring in any new information, any other hint ?
 
Old 02-13-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
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I think your card is based on the ralink 2561 chipset. Earlier on, I missed card=0x25611814 which gives a clue about the card type. The card is recognised so to load the right driver as a module, edit /boot/loader.conf and add
Code:
if_ral_load="YES"
You will need to reboot your computer. To load the driver immediately without rebooting, you can do "kldload if_ral".
 
Old 02-14-2008, 06:24 AM   #5
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Hi once more.

Code:
# kldload if_ral
kldload: can't load if_ral: File exists
Any other tip, please ?
 
Old 02-14-2008, 09:49 AM   #6
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There's an entire handbook chapter on wireless networking. Substitute if_ath from the reading with your if_ral.

Also see the manpages for ral(4) for information/limitations about that driver. As far as I can tell there is only WEP (not WPA) support. (I'm looking on a FBSD 6.3 box.)
 
  


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