On Friday 06 February 2004 10:47 am, Wang wrote: > Hi, > > I get access to the Internet via a wireless connection to my router in > another room. I use a usb wireless adapter (Netgear WG121), which works > fine under Win....but I am really not sure how to get this working with > FreeBSD 5.1. I have read the manual and a few forum posts, and it seems > that USB adapters are supported by default in FreeBSD 5? Is this true, or > is there something I need to enable in the kernel? I am just not sure what > to > do in order to get this working, and until it works...my BSD box is > without inet access :(:( Could anyone help? > > when I insert the USB wireless adapter whilst sitting in a shell...I get: > > ugen1: BayNETGEAR product 0x4210, rev 2.00/2.03, addr2 > > But "ifconfig -a" reveals no wireless adapters :( > > Thanks for your time! > > Best regards > Wang
ugen is the generic usb driver used when the system doesn't know better; that is, it doesn't recognize the card. I got tired of looking for compatible wireless equipment; so I use the DLink DWL900AP+. It connects to your ethernet port and is configured via web browser to act in one of 4 modes, including access point or client. This makes it OS-neutral to a great extent. (You'll need to hand enter your access points MAC address when you chose client mode -- the browse button seems to work only from Windows.) I think the newer version, DWL2000, uses 802.11g. Best of luck, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"