freebsd as a wireless access point

Edmund Craske edmund at
Wed Oct 27 23:36:50 BST 2004


adrian johnson wrote:
> Hi
> don't know if any one can help?
> i am trying to setup a space pc (freebsd 4.10) as a wireless access 
> point. i have a USR805416 pci card which i believe has a PRISM chipset.
> i foud an article "how to build a wireless access point with freebsd" 
> and have followed these instruction.
> i have recompiled my kernel with
> options BRIDGE - added this line
> device  miibus
> device  fxp
> device  wi - added this line
> (the other two line were alredy there)
> however, the wi0 card is never found, instead i have a faith0.

Sounds like your wireless card isn't supported tbh....

Not sure what you can do, but can't really decipher what card you've 
actually got.... It doesn't seem to be a prism though! :/

> i cannot see the card in ./sysinstall either.
> any idea how to get this card working or at least get freebsd to see it.
> when i try to create a bridge between the two network cards, sis0 is my 
> other one, i get the error message "faith0 is not an ethernet"
> cheers
> adrian


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