Lane wrote:
Hello,

I've a new inspiron 6400 running FreeBSD 6.1 and I can't get Wireless to work. It works on WXP using the Dell WLAN drivers at http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R115321.EXE

I've followed the instructions at http://dannyman.toldme.com/2005/01/05/freebsd-howto-ndisulate-windows-drivers/ but no ndis driver shows up after kldload if_ndis.
ifconfig -a looks like:

bfe0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        options=8<VLAN_MTU>
        inet6 fe80::215:c5ff:feb8:39e%bfe0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
        inet 172.16.1.42 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 172.16.1.255
        ether 00:15:c5:b8:03:9e
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
        status: active
fwe0: flags=108943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST,NEEDSGIANT> mtu 1500
        options=8<VLAN_MTU>
        inet6 fe80::304f:c0ff:fe9c:7541%fwe0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
        inet 0.0.0.0 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 255.255.255.255
        ether 32:4f:c0:9c:75:41
        ch 1 dma 0
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000

It seems as if the fwe0 devices wants to be the wireless, as the bfe0 driver is my "wired" ethernet card.
...snip...
Any help is appreciated.

lane
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Lane;

When I did the same thing for a Broadcom wireless card the resulting loadable module was named "bcmwl5_sys". Did you end up with something appropriate to your .sys and .inf files?

Also, the .sys and .inf files that came on the disk that came with the card either wouldn't work with ndisgen, or gave a file that didn't work with the card. I ended up using the .sys and .inf files from the Dell website that were reference in another ndis article.

Good Luck.

Patrick
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