Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Glen Barber
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,

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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Glen Barber
On 8/22/10 10:47 PM, Glen Barber wrote:
 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:

Of course, iwn0 is a typo... :)

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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Rem P Roberti



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,



Thanks for your help so far.  Yes, I have looked at the handbook section 
on wireless, and as a matter of fact I installed 8.1 on an ancient 
Compaq Presario (6GB HD!) and was able to configure the Atheros wireless 
pci card so that the computer works quite well.  OK...the info I gleaned 
from pciconf -lv shows:


device= 'driverIntel PRO/Wirelss 220BG  (MPC13B'

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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Glen Barber
On 8/22/10 11:00 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:
 
 Thanks for your help so far.  Yes, I have looked at the handbook section
 on wireless, and as a matter of fact I installed 8.1 on an ancient
 Compaq Presario (6GB HD!) and was able to configure the Atheros wireless
 pci card so that the computer works quite well.  OK...the info I gleaned
 from pciconf -lv shows:
 
 device= 'driverIntel PRO/Wirelss 220BG  (MPC13B'
 

Perfect.  Is 220BG a typo?  I see that iwi(4) supports 2200BG/2225BG
and so on.  If it _is_ a typo, try this:

echo 'legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'if_iwi_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_bss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_ibss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_monitor_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf

(Note, the differentiation between the single- and double-quotes.)

After a reboot, you should see iwi0 in ifconfig(8) output.  (I'm not
aware of a way to acknowledge the license agreement without a reboot.)
Then you should be able to configure your wlan0 device similarly to your
Presario.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Rob Byrnes
On 23 August 2010 13:14, Glen Barber glen.j.bar...@gmail.com wrote:
 On 8/22/10 11:00 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:

 Thanks for your help so far.  Yes, I have looked at the handbook section
 on wireless, and as a matter of fact I installed 8.1 on an ancient
 Compaq Presario (6GB HD!) and was able to configure the Atheros wireless
 pci card so that the computer works quite well.  OK...the info I gleaned
 from pciconf -lv shows:

 device    = 'driverIntel PRO/Wirelss 220BG  (MPC13B'


 Perfect.  Is 220BG a typo?  I see that iwi(4) supports 2200BG/2225BG
 and so on.  If it _is_ a typo, try this:

        echo 'legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1'  /boot/loader.conf
        echo 'if_iwi_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
        echo 'iwi_bss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
        echo 'iwi_ibss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
        echo 'iwi_monitor_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf

 (Note, the differentiation between the single- and double-quotes.)

 After a reboot, you should see iwi0 in ifconfig(8) output.  (I'm not
 aware of a way to acknowledge the license agreement without a reboot.)
 Then you should be able to configure your wlan0 device similarly to your
 Presario.

For a fresh install of 8.1 you only need:

if_iwi_load=YES
legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1

cheers,
Rob
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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Glen Barber
On 8/22/10 11:21 PM, Rob Byrnes wrote:

[snip]


echo 'legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'if_iwi_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_bss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_ibss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_monitor_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf


[snip]

 
 For a fresh install of 8.1 you only need:
 
 if_iwi_load=YES
 legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
 

Thanks - I wasn't aware of this.

Regards,

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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Rem P Roberti



On 8/22/10 11:00 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:

Thanks for your help so far.  Yes, I have looked at the handbook section
on wireless, and as a matter of fact I installed 8.1 on an ancient
Compaq Presario (6GB HD!) and was able to configure the Atheros wireless
pci card so that the computer works quite well.  OK...the info I gleaned
from pciconf -lv shows:

device= 'driverIntel PRO/Wirelss 220BG  (MPC13B'


Perfect.  Is 220BG a typo?  I see that iwi(4) supports 2200BG/2225BG
and so on.  If it _is_ a typo, try this:

echo 'legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'if_iwi_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_bss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_ibss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_monitor_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf

(Note, the differentiation between the single- and double-quotes.)

After a reboot, you should see iwi0 in ifconfig(8) output.  (I'm not
aware of a way to acknowledge the license agreement without a reboot.)
Then you should be able to configure your wlan0 device similarly to your
Presario.

Hope this helps.

Regards,



Yep, it was a typo.  OK...iwi0 is now showing up in the ifconfig 
output.  I shall make the (hopefully) appropriate entries in 
/etc/rc.conf and see what happens.


---Rem



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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Glen Barber
On 8/22/10 11:28 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:
 
 Yep, it was a typo.  OK...iwi0 is now showing up in the ifconfig
 output.  I shall make the (hopefully) appropriate entries in
 /etc/rc.conf and see what happens.
 

Good to hear.  Good luck!

Regards,

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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Outback Dingo
good, keep going... youll get there

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 11:28 PM, Rem P Roberti remeg...@comcast.netwrote:


  On 8/22/10 11:00 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:

 Thanks for your help so far.  Yes, I have looked at the handbook section
 on wireless, and as a matter of fact I installed 8.1 on an ancient
 Compaq Presario (6GB HD!) and was able to configure the Atheros wireless
 pci card so that the computer works quite well.  OK...the info I gleaned
 from pciconf -lv shows:

 device= 'driverIntel PRO/Wirelss 220BG  (MPC13B'

  Perfect.  Is 220BG a typo?  I see that iwi(4) supports 2200BG/2225BG
 and so on.  If it _is_ a typo, try this:

echo 'legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'if_iwi_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_bss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_ibss_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf
echo 'iwi_monitor_load=YES'  /boot/loader.conf

 (Note, the differentiation between the single- and double-quotes.)

 After a reboot, you should see iwi0 in ifconfig(8) output.  (I'm not
 aware of a way to acknowledge the license agreement without a reboot.)
 Then you should be able to configure your wlan0 device similarly to your
 Presario.

 Hope this helps.

 Regards,


 Yep, it was a typo.  OK...iwi0 is now showing up in the ifconfig output.  I
 shall make the (hopefully) appropriate entries in /etc/rc.conf and see what
 happens.

 ---Rem




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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Rem P Roberti



On 8/22/10 11:28 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:

Yep, it was a typo.  OK...iwi0 is now showing up in the ifconfig
output.  I shall make the (hopefully) appropriate entries in
/etc/rc.conf and see what happens.


Good to hear.  Good luck!

Regards,

OK...here's what is happening now.  I have put these entries into 
/etc/rc.conf:


wlans_iwi0=wlan0
ifconfig_wlan0=WPA DHCP

when I booted up I could see from the wireless beacon indicator that 
something was happening.  But I kept getting this message:


iwi0: need multicast update callback

And when I tried to do a ping I got the dreaded...ping: cannot resolve 
yahoo.com: Host name lookup failure...and then all of sudden it started 
working and I was able to successfully ping, and connect.  Is this 
voodoo :-) ?


---Rem
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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Glen Barber
On 8/22/10 11:51 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:
 OK...here's what is happening now.  I have put these entries into
 /etc/rc.conf:
 
 wlans_iwi0=wlan0
 ifconfig_wlan0=WPA DHCP
 
 when I booted up I could see from the wireless beacon indicator that
 something was happening.  But I kept getting this message:
 
 iwi0: need multicast update callback
 

I used to see this on my Toshiba laptop I no longer use (using iwn(4)).
 It is seemingly harmless.

 And when I tried to do a ping I got the dreaded...ping: cannot resolve
 yahoo.com: Host name lookup failure...and then all of sudden it started
 working and I was able to successfully ping, and connect.

In what timeframe from the boot?  I suspect WPA was still in the
authentication process.  My Toshiba's wireless card would take a few
seconds (roughly 10) before authenticating.

 Is this voodoo :-) ?
 

Probably. :)

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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Rem P Roberti



In what timeframe from the boot?  I suspect WPA was still in the
authentication process.  My Toshiba's wireless card would take a few
seconds (roughly 10) before authenticating.



You are no doubt right...WPA was probably still in the authentication 
process.  Clearly, everything is working now, and I am doing a 
portupgrade as I write.  Now, if I can only get msmtp to work with 
Comcast I'd be done.  For a while.  One thing at a time.


Thank you for your help.

Cheers...
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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Glen Barber
On 8/23/10 12:11 AM, Rem P Roberti wrote:
 
 In what timeframe from the boot?  I suspect WPA was still in the
 authentication process.  My Toshiba's wireless card would take a few
 seconds (roughly 10) before authenticating.

 
 You are no doubt right...WPA was probably still in the authentication
 process.  Clearly, everything is working now, and I am doing a
 portupgrade as I write.  Now, if I can only get msmtp to work with
 Comcast I'd be done.  For a while.  One thing at a time.
 
 Thank you for your help.
 

Glad I could help.  Enjoy!

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Re: Thinkpad Wireless

2010-08-22 Thread Outback Dingo
have you considered postfix running in satellite more or smart host ?

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:11 AM, Rem P Roberti remeg...@comcast.netwrote:


  In what timeframe from the boot?  I suspect WPA was still in the
 authentication process.  My Toshiba's wireless card would take a few
 seconds (roughly 10) before authenticating.


 You are no doubt right...WPA was probably still in the authentication
 process.  Clearly, everything is working now, and I am doing a portupgrade
 as I write.  Now, if I can only get msmtp to work with Comcast I'd be done.
  For a while.  One thing at a time.

 Thank you for your help.

 Cheers...

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