On 8/22/10 8:12 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote: > I just acquired an IBM Thinkpad R51 on which I have installed 8.1 > Release. I have scoured the handbook and tried a number of different > combinations in /etc/rc.conf and /boot/loader.conf to get the wireless > working, but so far with no luck. Can anyone give me a heads up on > getting wireless operating on this laptop? >
Hi Rem, First off, do you know what wireless chipset you have? You can find out using: pciconf -lv though without knowing what manufacturer, I can't quite say what to look for. As far as the settings, have a look at this section of the handbook: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-wireless.html particularly where you configure wlan0 as the interface in rc.conf - pre-8.0-RELEASE, the convention was to use: ifconfig_ath0="DHCP" where iwn0 was an Atheros-based chipset. The new way is to set the following in rc.conf: wlans_ath0="wlan0" ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP" Maybe you can put the output of the pciconf command I referenced earlier on pastebin - I think that might help us get you in the right direction faster. Regards, -- Glen Barber _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"