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Date:      Thu, 5 Feb 2009 18:44:17 +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, Paul B. Mahol <> wrote:
> 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.

Until such issues get resolved, you can try/use ndisulator (it works
fine for my "rum" and "bwi" cards).
Keep in mind that _real_ support for USB devices with ndisulator is
currently available only in 8.0


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