On Sunday 17 December 2006 00:40, Bill-Schoolcraft wrote:
> Good work Jonathan,
> As usual with fellow FreeBSD users, any information about how you got
> past your problem is stuff Unix folks like me love to hear. I actually
> save success stories like yours to help me out with wireless issues.
> I can only speak for myself but I'd love to hear how ya did it.
thanks! i was quite proud of my efforts myself! its a pretty good feeling to
complete a project in an area where i have little expertise (especially when
(good) internet docs are few and far between). after all the docs i read,
and bad advice i followed, bad decisions i made, it all boiled down to a
pretty simple recipe:
1) install net/iwi-firmware
2) add this to loader.conf:
# Wireless Network - Intel 2200BG
3) add this to rc.conf:
4) create and populate /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:
reboot, rinse, enjoy!
one big mistake i made, was building world up to 6.2-RC1. there was one good
article about installing freebsd on an ibm t42 (found it on google), but it
didnt have any info on getting wireless to auto start. after i had wireless
manually up and running initially, i then built world, and updated. next
boot, firmware and modules would not load. i had tweaked some other things,
so i backed those changes off, and worked round and round until i decided to
just do a quick reinstall. this time, i didnt use 6.1-RELEASE, but i did
6.2-RC1. same behavior, and this is when i figured out that the only time it
really worked like the web page depicted, was when i was on 6.1-RELEASE. so
i tried cvsuping to -p11, and things still worked fine. this is the only
laptop i have (thus, my only wireless computer), so when 6.2 comes out, ill
be pretty nervous about upgrading until i read that everything i kosher with
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