On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 23:04:17 -0600, John <strgout at unixjunkie dot com> wrote:
> I seem to remember something about a wifi card like d-link changing the
> chipset but not changing the model number. I think it was this
> dlink but i can't seem to get into the freebsd bug tracking database.
Here's the PR you were speaking of.
some details in there that might be relevant.
I was just helping somebody on IRC tonight with getting some DWL-650's
working with m0n0wall. Out of three, only one would work in hostap.
Any of them would work in infrastructure or adhoc. The one that
worked in hostap was identified as:
/kernel: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 0.03.00, Station 1.03.04
The two that didn't work were:
/kernel: wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 0.03.00, Station 0.08.02
> > DWL-650 rev.P
> > Primary 1.1.2 Station 1.8.0
> > Do I need to downgrade?
I just did quite a bit of googling and came to the determination that
anything other than the rev A1-J3 doesn't work with anything but
Windows without some hacking at a minimum, if they work at all. I
just modified this page to reflect that.
From DLink's support site: "There are multiple revisions of the
DWL-650, each with version specific drivers, firmware, installation
guides, and other resources."
/me curses DLink for changing chipsets without changing model numbers