> >> Prior to updating to 6.1, my Intel 2200 BG worked fairly well using
> >> iwi-firmware and wpa_supplicant. Now, the firmware fails to load so I
> >> cannot connect. I did some searching and some people recommend
> >> installing iwi-firmware-kmod. When I try to do so, it is marked as
> >> ignored and is uninstallable. Another suggestion is to use code in
> >> /usr/src/sys/dev/iwi but I don't see a make file and I haven't a clue
> >> on what to do with that code anyway.
> >> Does anyone know what I need to do to get this nic working again?
> >> #uname -a
> >> 6.1-STABLE FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE #1: Wed Jun 7 03:18:16 PDT 2006
> > Can you be more precise about what goes wrong?
> > I also suspect that you would have better luck installing the ports if
> > you updated your ports tree. But that's just a guess.
> Are you using iwi-firmware from ports? there seems to be a perfectly
> working driver,
> # kldload if_iwi
> That's what people suggest you to compile from sys/dev/iwi, but it's
> also a loadable as kernel module. If it is not installed in
> /boot/kernel, then it will also be built with the normal kernel build
Sorry for the lack of details. Sleep deprivation and hardware
troubleshooting shouldn't be mixed.
Previously, I was using the iwi-firmware port rather successfully,
based on this webpage
At the moment, I do have the device listed under ifconfig iwi0 but I
cannot associate with my AP. When I go to do a "iwicontrol -i iwi0 -d
/boot/firmware/if_iwi -m bss" I currently get an error message in the
/var/log/messages (sorry, can't access the machine to get the message)
but I think it was something about the device timing out. Checking
the help files for the error messages states the the error message
should not happen.
When I did the searching, several posts mentioned that iwi-firmware
didn't work for them on 6.1 when it had on previous versions. Later I
can update my ports to see if iwi-firmware-kmod now has the ignore
setting removed, but according to
port hasn't been touched in about 2 months (unless I am reading
To sorta summarize, these are example steps that I used to take to get
iwicontrol -i iwi0 -d /boot/firmware/if_iwi -m bss
ifconfig iwi0 up
But now, the first step fails. The device is still present under
My world/kernel is only a couple weeks old, perhaps I cvsup'ed at
exactly the wrong time (during some commit)?
I cvsup'ed this morning, did a full builld world/kernel and
reinstalled iwi-firmware and the adapter can associate again. I
haven't yet tried to acquire an ip since I am remote and don't want to
lose my connection, but I don't think there will be a problem there.
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