I have an Acer Aspire One A0751h-1279 (got it for $60). It's too small and slow for serious work, but is OK to carry around for diagnosing problems (serial console ports with USB adapter, ethernet ports, router/switch config, etc.). I have also used it in a doctor's waiting room to write & debug code to run on FreeBSD. I want to get the WiFi working on FreeBSD. It works fine on Ubuntu with either an Atheros AR5BHB63 or AR5B95. This netbook has a switch to enable/disable the WiFi card. It also has a tiny WiFi transmission light. I had the problem mentioned here under 8.2-RELEASE. Upgrading to 8-stable and building with NEW_PCIB fixed that problem, but I couldn't get a WiFi connection 6 feet away from a Linksys WRT160N. I installed 9.0-RELEASE and had the same problem. The card appears to be recognized, but never finds a connection, nor do I ever see the WiFi light come on. Messing with the WiFi enable switch doesn't seem to do anything (I've tried it at various times during the boot process, or leaving it alone). I upgraded to 9-stable and nothing changed. I also tried PCBSD-9.0 just in case. Here is a copy of the output of ifconfig (Note: I plugged in the ethernet port and ran dhclient after failing to make a WiFi connection): Code: re0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 options=389b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,WOL_UCAST,WOL_MCAST,WOL_MAGIC> ether 00:23:8b:b1:1b:92 inet6 fe80::223:8bff:feb1:1b92%re0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 inet 192.168.163.61 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.163.255 nd6 options=23<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,AUTO_LINKLOCAL> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) status: active ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290 ether 00:24:2c:5d:ed:55 nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL> media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g status: associated lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x7 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL> wlan0: flags=8c43<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,OACTIVE,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 ether 00:24:2c:5d:ed:55 inet6 fe80::224:2cff:fe5d:ed55%wlan0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8 nd6 options=23<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV,AUTO_LINKLOCAL> media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect) status: no carrier ssid "" channel 2 (2417 MHz 11g) regdomain 101 indoor ecm authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 20 bmiss 7 scanvalid 60 bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250 roam:rssi 7 roam:rate 5 protmode CTS wme burst bintval 0 Any clues? I have never had WiFi running on FreeBSD so there could be something obvious that I'm not seeing.