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Topic: Alix board with Atheros WLAN not detecting wlan in MonoWall 1.8  (Read 3660 times)
« on: January 18, 2014, 13:01:24 »
olebno *
Posts: 1


In Monowall 1.3x this setup Works fine With an Alix Board and an WLM54G MiniPCI Atheros card, but
it does not work in MonoWall 1.8 series.
Is this WLAN card not supported under the New FreeBSD Version ??

FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
(, Sun Jun  2 23:37:39 UTC 2013)
/kernel text=0x894e08 data=0xdb7d4+0xa69e0 -
Copyright (c) 1992-2013 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE-p7 #0: Wed Jan 15 13:44:38 CET 2014 i386
gcc version 4.2.1 20070831 patched [FreeBSD]
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by AMD PCS (498.05-MHz 586-class CPU)
  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x5a2  Family = 5  Model = a  Stepping = 2
  AMD Features=0xc0400000<MMX+,3DNow!+,3DNow!>
real memory  = 268435456 (256 MB)
avail memory = 227196928 (216 MB)
pnpbios: Bad PnP BIOS data checksum
wlan: mac acl policy registered
kbd0 at kbdmux0
K6-family MTRR support enabled (2 registers)
cryptosoft0: <software crypto> on motherboard
pcib0 pcibus 0 on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
Geode LX: PC Engines ALIX.3 v0.99 tinyBIOS V1.4a (C)1997-2007
pci0: <encrypt/decrypt, entertainment crypto> at device 1.2 (no driver attached)
vr0: <VIA VT6105M Rhine III 10/100BaseTX> port 0x1000-0x10ff mem 0xe0000000-0xe00000ff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci0
vr0: Quirks: 0x2
vr0: Revision: 0x96
miibus0: <MII bus> on vr0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
ukphy0:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow
vr0: Ethernet address: 00:0d:b9:14:80:14
vr0: [ITHREAD]
ath0: <Atheros 2413> mem 0xe0040000-0xe004ffff irq 9 at device 12.0 on pci0
ath0: [ITHREAD]
ath0: AR2413 mac 7.8 RF2413 phy 4.5
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> port 0x6000-0x6007,0x6100-0x61ff,0x6200-0x623f,0x9d00-0x9d7f,0x9c00-0x9c3f at device 15.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <AMD CS5536 UDMA100 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xff00-0xff0f at device 15.2 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel> at channel 0 on atapci0
ata0: [ITHREAD]
ata1: <ATA channel> at channel 1 on atapci0
ata1: [ITHREAD]
ohci0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xefffe000-0xefffefff irq 15 at device 15.4 on pci0
ohci0: [ITHREAD]
usbus0 on ohci0
ehci0: <AMD CS5536 (Geode) USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xefffd000-0xefffdfff irq 15 at device 15.5 on pci0
ehci0: [ITHREAD]
usbus1: EHCI version 1.0
usbus1 on ehci0
cpu0 on motherboard
pmtimer0 on isa0
orm0: <ISA Option ROM> at iomem 0xe0000-0xea7ff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
uart0: [FILTER]
uart0: console (9600,n,8,1)
atrtc0: <AT Real Time Clock> at port 0x70 irq 8 on isa0
RTC BIOS diagnostic error 80<clock_battery>
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 498052734 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
IPsec:md0: Preloaded image </mfsroot> 22241280 bytes at 0xc0e17fd4
usbus0: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
 Initialized Security Association Processing.
IP Filter: v4.1.34 initialized.  Default = block all, Logging = enabled
usbus1: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
ugen0.1: <AMD> at usbus0
uhub0: <AMD OHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
ugen1.1: <AMD> at usbus1
uhub1: <AMD EHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus1
ad0: 125MB <CF 128MB 06/07/29> at ata0-master PIO4
Root mount waiting for: usbus1 usbus0
uhub0: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus1
uhub1: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
Tryistray irq7
ng to mount root from ufs:/dev/md0
kern.coredump: 1 -> 0 0x00000001 -> 0x00000002
Found configuration on ad0.
glxsb0: <AMD Geode LX Security Block (AES-128-CBC, RNG)> mem 0xefff4000-0xefff7fff irq 9 at device 1.2 on pci0

* None of the assigned network interfaces could be found.                     *
* This usually happens when installing on a new system, or when moving an     *
* existing configuration to a different hardware. In that case, it does not   *
* indicate a problem.                                                         *
*                                                                             *
* The logical interfaces (LAN/WAN/OPT) will be reconfigured automatically     *
* using the available physical network interfaces. Please review the          *
* assignments and change them if necessary.                                   *

ERROR: fewer than two network interfaces found. You need at least two interfaces (for LAN and WAN).

Initializing timezone... done
Configuring firewall... done
Configuring LAN interface... done
Configuring WAN interface... done
Starting syslog service... done
Starting webGUI... done
Starting DNS forwarder... done
Starting NTP client... done
Starting DHCP service... done

*** This is m0n0wall, version 1.8.1
    built on Wed Jan 15 13:32:38 CET 2014 for generic-pc-serial
    Copyright (C) 2002-2014 by Manuel Kasper. All rights reserved.
    Visit for updates.

    LAN IP address:
    WAN IP address: (unknown)

    Port configuration:

    LAN   -> sis0
    WAN   -> sis1

m0n0wall console setup
1) Interfaces: assign network ports
2) Set up LAN IP address
3) Reset webGUI password
4) Reset to factory defaults
5) Reboot system
6) Ping host

Enter a number:

Best Regards
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 04:48:17 »
Lee Sharp *****
Posts: 517

A lot of network drivers changed names durring the upgrade.  Try re-detecting all the nics and it should work again.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 02:41:43 »
brushedmoss ****
Posts: 446

looks like it sees it ok

ath0: <Atheros 2413> mem 0xe0040000-0xe004ffff irq 9 at device 12.0 on pci0
ath0: [ITHREAD]
ath0: AR2413 mac 7.8 RF2413 phy 4.5
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 10:01:34 »
dan31 *
Posts: 8


Since I upgraded to latest release 1.8.1, I'm not able to find any SSID configured on my Alix 2D1. In the logs, I can see the following :

Apr 20 22:42:32 kernel: Geode LX: PC Engines ALIX.2 v0.99 tinyBIOS V1.4a (C)1997-2007
Apr 20 22:42:32 kernel: ath0: <Atheros 5413> mem 0xe00c0000-0xe00cffff irq 9 at device 12.0 on pci0
Apr 20 22:42:32 kernel: ath0: [ITHREAD]
Apr 20 22:42:32 kernel: ath0: AR5413 mac 10.5 RF5413 phy 6.1

I tried to setup a new SSID, delete/add WLAN interface,... but unsuccessful. The only way to make it working is by downgrading to release 1.34a.
Do I have to upgrade my miniPCI card to anything newer because not supported any more ?

« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 17:51:40 »
dan31 *
Posts: 8

Anyone any idea about that issue  Huh
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