IBM TP R40 Intel 2100
freebsd at meijome.net
Thu Oct 4 04:44:12 PDT 2007
On Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:51:55 -0400
"ceco108 at gimail.af.mil" <ceco108 at gimail.af.mil> wrote:
> I have FreeBSD 6.2 on a TP R40 with the Intel 2100 802.11b wireless minicard. I am using the ipw driver with
> firmware. I can bring the ipw0 up with "ifconfig ipw0 up", "ifcontrol ipw0 list scan", and "ipwcontrol -i ipw0 -
> f /boot/firmware/ipw-1.fw". I am not quite sure how to connect to an Open AP at the library. I would like to
> know how to configure one of the following:
> 1. Configure the Function Key (FK)to turn on and off the wireless radio.
Do you mean, Fn-F5 (or similar on your laptop ?, mine is F5). First, u need to
ensure the radio switch is on, if u have one (its the physical switch @ the front). After that, the Fn-F5 is only a software switch... doesn't really do anything.
You can map functionality to the Fn- keys combinations by having acpi_ibm.ko
loaded, setting dev.acpi_ibm.0.events=1 and using a custom devd.conf to handle
There are emails on this list's archive on how to achieve that functionality.
(i believe in the 2006-2007 archives) Some of them were sent by me.
You probably want to have a script being called from devd. to handle all the
> 2. Find an easier way to bring up the interface, associate to an AP, and pull a DHCP IP address.
script your normal steps, and @ the end call dhclient ipw0
> 3. How to configure the firewall for added protection.
1) choose your firewall of choice : ipfw, ipf, pf.
2) read on how to configure them. There are several good guides on how to
configure each , for your needs and others. A general reference about best
practices to follow when setting up firewalls can't hurt either.
> 4. Is there a package or port that I can install that will automate the process.
not that i know of.
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