I was able to setup the box with Bering-uClibc and it worked without a
hitch. So I am guessing that there are driver problems with FreeBSD or
m0n0wall is not correctly initializing the Orinoco card.
I don't know anything about FreeBSD, but I really like the m0n0wall
interface, and I want to get it working.
Still, it's much easier for me to troubleshoot Linux. So I might have to
stick with that.
Hoping someone can give me a pointer. TIA
> I am new to this list and before anything else I would like to
> compliment the developers of m0n0wall for a very nice tool. The web
> GUI is particularly impressive and easy to work with. Thanks.
> Now to my little problem.
> Hardware is Soekris 4511, with a Lucent 802.11b Orinoco PCMCIA card.
> WAN is going to be the wireless card, connected to a dish antenna via
> pigtail and a 30 feet low loss coax cable. The 4511 is replacing an
> old IBM Aptiva Pentium 100 with Debian.
> No problem getting m0n0wall up and running. Everything worked very
> nicely when I connected to a Netgear wireless router. However, it
> refuses to connect to the wireless WAN. The web interface shows 'No
> I checked signal strength using the older box and it's -54dBm with
> -87dBm noise. That's pretty decent, even if noise is usually much
> lower than that.
> Thanks for any help.