Originally Posted by vyraen
I have just installed the latest 1.4 release of PC-BSD on this laptop, and even though my wireless isn't up and running yet, I am really enjoying the release so far. I have a Zyxel M-102 PCMCIA card which is using the Atheros AR5005VL chipset.
PC-BSD doesn't seem to recognize this device by default, and I am wondering what I have to do in order to get this to show up and become usable.
I am new to the FreeBSD world.
Thanks in advance!
Did you check hardware notes if your chip-set is supported
Do you have pcmcia_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf
Read carefully documentation and make sure you did not skip a single step.
You may also ask someone else with FreeBSD to try to ndis Windowzzz driver for you as for some reason some systems are more successfully with ndis than the others. I saw that your ndis failed.
Try posting on email@example.com
to see if serious people can give you any input on the specific chipset. Do the homework and post dmes, ifconfig and similar things as you will increase your chances that serious person will take a look.
You may try FreeBSD 7.0 current to see if your card is detected since the drivers are constantly added to a kernel.