i finally got wireless working
freebsd at dfwlp.com
Sun Dec 17 07:24:22 PST 2006
On Sunday 17 December 2006 03:53, Nick Withers wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 01:07:05 -0600
> Jonathan Horne <freebsd at dfwlp.com> wrote:
> > one big mistake i made, was building world up to 6.2-RC1. there
> > was one good article about installing freebsd on an ibm t42 (found
> > it on google), but it didnt have any info on getting wireless to
> > auto start. after i had wireless manually up and running
> > initially, i then built world, and updated. next boot, firmware
> > and modules would not load. i had tweaked some other things, so i
> > backed those changes off, and worked round and round until i
> > decided to just do a quick reinstall. this time, i didnt use
> > 6.1-RELEASE, but i did 6.2-RC1. same behavior, and this is when i
> > figured out that the only time it really worked like the web page
> > depicted, was when i was on 6.1-RELEASE. so i tried cvsuping to
> > -p11, and things still worked fine. this is the only laptop i have
> > (thus, my only wireless computer), so when 6.2 comes out, ill be
> > pretty nervous about upgrading until i read that everything i
> > kosher with iwi- support.
> It works fine.
> Please see the UPDATING entry from the 2006-07-11, i.e.:
> The iwi(4) was updated to use the firmware(9) framework. In order
> for it to work you need a port change from net/iwi-firmware to
ah, thanks nick, i didnt remember to check that. i wonder how safe it would
be to switch the port out before i make the change to 6.2? maybe ill play
with that later today.
also, is there a gui app to help manage wireless networks?
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