Hi,

The Atheros USB 802.11n devices need to use a different driver. As of
yet, noone has stepped up to do the relevant porting work.



Adrian


On 28 September 2012 06:48, Pawel Gogolewski <pawel...@yahoo.ca> wrote:
> Dear Sir/Madam
>
> It has been known for some time that bsd-flavours of Unix try hard to be 
> capable of
> running as much hardware as it can be.
> What am I interested in is the development stage of atheros wifi drivers for 
> N speed
> USB devices.
> I am using tp link Wn 821 N  and it works flawlessly under Linux.
>
> Now, when it comes top Freebsd, I fire up the system and under no 
> circumstances
> can't the system even recognize the device.
> What really makes me curious is the fact there's no way of loading the uath 
> driver.
> Kldload responses with information that it is already loaded in kernel but
> kldstat -v gives no clue about it.
> Furthermore, 'kldload if_uath.ko' gives an error, namely that of 
> impossibility of
> loading the given module by hand though 'ls'  recognizes it while listing
> /boot/kernel directory.
>
> So, the point is I cannot load atheros usb wifi module by myself as it already
> has been done during boot but the system cannot get the module working as 
> well.
> I am using regular version 8.3 of Freebsd at the moment, but the problem was 
> relevant
> to the newer one too.
> I didn't play with the kernel nor did I recompile it.
> In addition, "ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev uath0" returns always error 
> stating that
> "cannot create interface wlan0" or sth. similar in meaning.
>
> Can anyone be so kind and explain in detail what should I do ?
>
> My ethernet card ( nfe0 ) worked always without any flaws but isn't the time
> Freebsd should move to wifi usb hardware more consistently ?
> As I said Linux has had the drivers working for some time now.
>
> What are you waiting for ??
>
>
>
> PaweĊ‚ Gogolewski, EU, Poland
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