Hm!

Ok, this should be working. I frequently test (read: every other day)
with the AR5416. But you're not the first person to report this bug.


Unfortunately when this happens, the interrupts aren't actually making
it to the OS.

Can you check the output of vmstat -i whilst you're doing it? The ath0
counter should be increasing.



adrian

On 8 June 2013 06:49, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a Thinkpad T60 with dual boot between Windows XP and FreeBSD
> 9.1-Release:
>
> uname -a
> FreeBSD T60.workgroup 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0 r243826: Tue Dec
> 4 06:55:39 UTC 2012
> r...@obrian.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> i386
>
> I am trying to use my wifi card which is:
>
> dmesg
> ....
> ath0: <Atheros 5416> mem 0xedf00000-0xedf0ffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci3
> ath0: AR5418 mac 12.10 RF5133 phy 8.1
> ....
>
> pciconf -lv
> ....
> ath0@pci0:3:0:0:        class=0x028000 card=0x0033168c chip=0x0024168c
> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>     vendor     = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
>     device     = 'AR5008 Wireless Network Adapter'
>     class      = network
> .....
>
> I followed several HOW-TOs in order to make it work. Unfortunately I it is
> working only after I reboot from my Windows installation (regardless of the
> position of the wifi switch on the front panel of the notebook). After
> restart from Windows everything is fine - the wifi associates with the AP
> and I can use it. If I reboot the system during the boot and afterwards I
> constantly get:
>
> ath0: device timeout
>
> When I get the device status through ifconfig I can see that ath0 is
> associated but wlan0 is not associated.
>
> ifconfig ath0
> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
>         ether 00:19:7e:91:xx:xx
>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g
>         status: associated
>
> ifconfig wlan0
> wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
>         ether 00:19:7e:91:xx:xx
>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
>         status: no carrier
>         ssid "" channel 5 (2432 MHz 11g)
>         regdomain 98 indoor ecm authmode WPA privacy ON deftxkey UNDEF
>         txpower 20 bmiss 7 scanvalid 450 bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle
> 250
>         roam:rssi 7 roam:rate 5 protmode CTS wme burst roaming MANUAL
>
>
> In /var/log/messages I get:
>
> Jun  8 16:39:16 PC wpa_supplicant[3463]: Trying to associate with
> 54:e6:fc:ae:xx:xx (SSID='access1' freq=2432 MHz)
> Jun  8 16:39:20 PC kernel: ath0: device timeout
> Jun  8 16:39:26 PC wpa_supplicant[3463]: Authentication with
> 54:e6:fc:ae:xx:xx timed out.
>
> If I scan for wireless networks I get a list and my ap is in the list
>
> ifconfig wlan0 scan
> SSID/MESH ID    BSSID              CHAN RATE   S:N     INT CAPS
> net1      00:11:11:01:xx:xx    6   54M -68:-96  100 EP
> 5edf9c          70:71:bc:26:xx:xx   11   54M -68:-96  100 EP   WPS WPA WME
> access1       54:e6:fc:ae:xx:xx    5   54M -66:-96  100 EP   WPA HTCAP WME
>
>
> In rc.local I have:
>
> wlans_ath0="wlan0"
> ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
>
> In wpa_supplicant I have:
>
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> eapol_version=2
> ap_scan=1
> fast_reauth=1
>
> network={
>         ssid="access1"
>         psk="secret1"
>         priority=5
> }
> network={
>         ssid="access2"
>         psk="secret2"
>         priority=5
> }
>
> I searched the net for solution to my problem but I couldn't find one. Can
> you help me with this?
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Lyubomir
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