On Thursday 20 July 2006 15:30, Bob Johnson wrote:
> On 7/20/06, Marwan Sultan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hello gurus,
> >
> > Can someone help me setting up my wireless device on my laptop
> > im on 6.1R, I tried to do as instructed on handbook, but no luck.
> > My laptop suppose to be the client, and i have a netgear wireless modem
> > router up and running.
> > How to make the freebsd see the router have the ip, and make the device
> > up?
> >
> > from dmesg
> > ugen0: Broadcom Corp HP Integrated Module
> ugen is the generic usb device driver that gets attached if a specific
> driver for the device is not available. I don't think you will be able
> to do anything useful with it (it seems to be intended more for
> developers to use while experimenting with a device).
> There is a tool called ndiscvt that will take a Windows NDIS device
> driver and wrap it up in an interface that allows it to be used as a
> FreeBSD driver. Most likely, you will need to do that to get your
> interface working. Instructions are in section of the
> FreeBSD Handbook (buried in one of the sections someone has already
> mentioned:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-wireless.

You hint at this below, but ndiscvt should no longer be run by the user.

> In 6.1 there is a script called ndisgen that automates the process
> described in the Handbook. You will probably find it much easier to
> read its man page and use it instead of using ndiscvt directly. The
> instructions amount to "become root, run ndisgen, do what it says."

Unfortunately, the developer of the ndis drive has specifically stated that 
USB is not (yet) supported.

> Once you have successfully built and loaded the NDIS driver, it will
> by default show up as ndis0 when you do an ifconfig. Once that
> happens, the rest should be easy.

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