About iwn firmware
stephen at missouri.edu
Fri Jul 10 19:04:53 UTC 2009
> On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Sam Leffler <sam at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> kevin wrote:
>>> I notice iwn's firmware hasn't been updated for a long time.Is there any
>>> plan to import newer version iwn firmware ? current version is
>>> iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17 in the source tree, while latest version is
>> Not sure why you want newer firmware. If it's for newer chip support then
>> that requires driver changes and is non-trivial.
>> iwn driver works well when system up.but it is not so robust.it will stop
> transfer data and throw some errors in these conditions:
> 1 . mount nfs via wireless network,if i transfer a lot of data.it may stop
> receiving data after some time.
> 2 . wireless network is busy, then some one reboot the wireless AP.it may
> throw some errors and stop working.
> 3 . Find wireless network works slow and switch to Ethernet,.if try
> /etc/rc.d/netif restart, it may throw some errors and stop working.
> all these are fixed by reboot system(reload iwn and iwnfw dose not work at
> most time). i also find iwn driver printe a lot of microcode error related
> messages when it failed(not easy to reproduce it).
> No official Change Log, i just notice the *description *in gentoo
I have had the same experiences. They are not that frequent, so I can
live with it, but if someone were to fix it, that would be great.
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