wireless driver for dell latitude d505?
Daan Vreeken [PA4DAN]
Danovitsch at vitsch.net
Mon Nov 29 14:01:23 PST 2004
On Monday 29 November 2004 22:02, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On Monday, November 29, 2004 02:51:53 PM -0500 Brian Barto
> <bartobri at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Hi all, I have a dell latitude c505 laptop that has a build-in wireless
> > nic, but when I loaded freebsd 5.3 it did not detect it. I'm guess i have
> > to load a driver via kldload but I have no idea what driver it could be.
> > Anyone know off hand? Dell's website isn't any help.
> I'm pretty sure all the Dell built-ins are Orinoco cards. man wi(4) should
> be the right one. It lists the Dell Truemobile card.
> If your wireless network uses wep, you need to issue a command similar to
> ifconfig wi0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net \
> wepmode on wepkey 0x8736639624
> Or, in /etc/rc.conf, use something like this:
> ifconfig_wi0="inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xfffff00 ssid my_net\
> wepmode on wepkey 0x8736639624"
> If you're using dhcp for ip/mask assignment, then something like this:
> ifconfig_wi0="inet ssid my_net wepmode on wepkey 0x8736639624"
That will result in errors...
You're trying to set the ip-address of the interface to "ssid".
If you want to use DHCP and also want to set specific options to the interface
(like the ssid / wep-key), you'll need to create a startup-script for the
In /etc/rc.conf you just say you want wi0 to get an address via DHCP :
And in a file named "/etc/start_if.wi0" :
ifconfig wi0 ssid "the name of the network" wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890
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