On Friday, July 23, 2010 12:56:24 pm David Samms wrote:
> I switched my Thinkpad T61p from FreeBSD 8.1 RC2 i386 to amd64 and 
> experienced a failure of the wireless networking.  The setup is as follows:
> /etc/rc.conf
> -----------------------
> wlans_ath0="wlan0"
> ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP"
> On boot the "wlan0" interface was NOT created.  If I manually ran 
> "ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0", then everything was OK.
> The exact same setup (rc.conf, loader.conf, wpa_suplicant.conf) works 
> fine under FreeBSD 8.1 RC2 i386

Hmm, the rc scripts are identical between i386 and amd64, and many people are 
able to use wlan's with amd64.  Can you provide more details and ensure you 
don't have any typos?

John Baldwin
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