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Date:      Thu, 5 Feb 2009 15:18:05 +0100
From:      "Paul B. Mahol" <onemda@gmail.com>
To:        Lars Lonne <lonnelars@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: No wifi signal with usb antenna (rum driver)
Message-ID:  <3a142e750902050618l1736032bue8c2a21da7e73d52@mail.gmail.com>
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On 2/4/09, Lars Lonne <lonnelars@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all. I have recently installed FreeBSD-7.1-RELEASE on my Compaq Evo
> laptop. It used to dualboot with windows xp and gentoo linux, but I
> decided to give FreeBSD a try instead, so now it dualboots with
> windows and FreeBSD. My biggest problem is connecting to the internet
> over the local wifi network. I am using a usb antenna, which uses the
> rum driver in FreeBSD. When using windows, the signal strength is low
> (I am located quite far from the access point), but works fine. I can
> connect to the network and get on the internet, no problem. Problem is
> when I start FreeBSD, I cannot get a signal, i.e. ifconfig always
> reports "no carrier". I can connect to the network with FreeBSD if I
> move closer to the AP, but it is impractical for me to do so.
>
> Has anyone experienced anything similar, or know what could be causing
> it? Please let me know if you need more information. Hope you can help
> me.
>
> /lars
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This is known "rum" issue, some code is missing.

I debuged it some time ago, but with no luck.
I will try again some time later ....

-- 
Paul



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