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Date:      Thu, 12 Aug 2004 17:25:03 +0400
From:      Andrew Belashov <>
Subject:   Re: 3com  3crwe154a72 on FreeBSD 5.2.1
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Hello, Kees! wrote:
| I am experiencing difficulties when I try to make my 3com card work for my FreeBSD laptop.
| Tech specs:
|   Dell Latitude C610
|   FreeBSD 5.2.1-RC #1
|   3com OfficeConnect 3CRWE154A72 wireless LAN card
| When I insert the card I get the following message on the console:
| pcib2: device cardbus0 requested decoded memory range 0xf4000000-0xfbffffff
| pcib2: device cardbus0 requested decoded memory range 0xf4000000-0xfbffffff
| found-> vendor=0x168c, dev=0x0013, revid=0x01
|         bus=4, slot=0, func=0
|         class=02-00-00, hdrtype=0x00, mfdev=0
|         cmdreg=0x0000, statreg=0x0290, cachelnsz=8 (dwords)
|         lattimer=0xa8 (5040 ns), mingnt=0x0a (2500 ns), maxlat=0x1c (7000 ns)
|         intpin=a, irq=11
|         powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
| cardbus0: <network, ethernet> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
| cbb0: CardBus card activation failed
| What am I doing wrong?
| Possibly relevant other dmesg output:
| pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
| pcib2:   secondary bus     2
| pcib2:   subordinate bus   16
| pcib2:   I/O decode        0xe000-0xffff
| pcib2:   memory decode     0xf4000000-0xfbffffff
| pcib2:   prefetched decode 0xfff00000-0xfffff

This card (vendor=0x168c, dev=0x0013) based on Atheros AR5213 chip.
Atheros chips supported by ath(4) driver. See manual pages ath(4)
for checking supported chips.

Quote from manual page:
~     The ath driver provides support for wireless network adapters based on
~     the Atheros AR5210, AR5211, and AR5212 chips.  Chip-specific support is
~     provided by the Atheros Hardware Access Layer (HAL), that is packaged
~     separately.

With best regards,
Andrew Belashov.
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