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Date:      Thu, 5 Feb 2009 18:38:09 +0100
From:      "Paul B. Mahol" <>
To:        Lars Lonne <>
Subject:   Re: No wifi signal with usb antenna (rum driver)
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On 2/5/09, Lars Lonne <> wrote:
> 2009/2/5 Paul B. Mahol <>:
>> On 2/4/09, Lars Lonne <> 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
> Thank you for your reply. I have the same problem with the ral driver
> (as I mentioned in an earlier email to this mailing list) when I am
> using a different antenna (a pc-card). Is this also a known issue with
> the ral driver?

If on linux(open source driver, not via ndiswrapper) you do not have
such problem, than it is ral driver fault.


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