Ok! So there's already a driver, iwm, and hopefully slowly it'll grow
11n and 11ac support. Right now it just supports 11a and 11bg. I'm
updating our driver to sync with dragonflybsd and hopefully that'll
pull in intel 3160 support if it's not already working! The good news
here though is you don't have to start from a blank slate as we
already have a working driver. :)
So, if you'd like to propose say, adding 11n and maybe 11ac to iwm,
then I could be on board with that. We'd want to check with the other
maintainers though since they may have some plans too :)
On 4 March 2017 at 17:54, Mateusz Piotrowski <0...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> I'm not quite sure where should I look for the information. I'm on Linux at
> the moment and here's the output of several commands:
> `lshw -class network`:
> description: Wireless interface
> product: Wireless 3160
> vendor: Intel Corporation
> capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
> configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi
> driverversion=4.8.0-40-generic firmware=17.352738.0 ip=192.168.1.105
> latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
> resources: irq:52 memory:e4000000-e4001fff
> `lspci -vv -s 02:00.0`:
> 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 (rev 93)
> Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless AC 3160
> Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
> Kernel modules: iwlwifi
> Thanks! :) !
> On 5 March 2017 at 02:26, Adrian Chadd <adrian.ch...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Which chipset is it!
>> porting a driver is a big task, but it all depends on what it is!
>> On 4 March 2017 at 17:17, Mateusz Piotrowski <0...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > Recently, I've tried installing FreeBSD on Lenovo Yoga 3 14. It turned
>> > out
>> > that
>> > its wireless device (which uses 802.11ac) support is not there yet
>> > according to
>> >  and . Additionally, Adrian@'s presentation from BSDCan 2012 
>> > says
>> > "802.11ac support? .. it's rapidly approaching, it should be thought
>> > about!" :).
>> > Is there any book/website/tutorial which shows how to develop network
>> > drivers
>> > for FreeBSD?
>> > I think that developing a 802.11ac driver seems to be a fine project for
>> > Google
>> > Summer of Code. On the other hand, I have little experience with drivers
>> > so
>> > far
>> > so it might be a better idea to focus on implementing only a part of
>> > required
>> > functionalities. Do you think that providing additional support for
>> > 802.11ac is
>> > good for a GSoC project?
>> > Thanks/Cheers!
>> > --Mateusz
>> > : https://wiki.freebsd.org/WiFi
>> > : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11
>> > :
>> > https://www.bsdcan.org/2012/schedule/attachments/207_BSDCan%202012%20-%20802.11%20status%20update.pdf
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