ryallsd at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 23:14:55 UTC 2006
> > >> Prior to updating to 6.1, my Intel 2200 BG worked fairly well using
> > >> iwi-firmware and wpa_supplicant. Now, the firmware fails to load so I
> > >> cannot connect. I did some searching and some people recommend
> > >> installing iwi-firmware-kmod. When I try to do so, it is marked as
> > >> ignored and is uninstallable. Another suggestion is to use code in
> > >> /usr/src/sys/dev/iwi but I don't see a make file and I haven't a clue
> > >> on what to do with that code anyway.
> > >>
> > >> Does anyone know what I need to do to get this nic working again?
> > >>
> > >> #uname -a
> > >> 6.1-STABLE FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE #1: Wed Jun 7 03:18:16 PDT 2006
> > >
> > > Can you be more precise about what goes wrong?
> > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-questions/index.html
> > >
> > > I also suspect that you would have better luck installing the ports if
> > > you updated your ports tree. But that's just a guess.
> > Are you using iwi-firmware from ports? there seems to be a perfectly
> > working driver,
> > # kldload if_iwi
> > That's what people suggest you to compile from sys/dev/iwi, but it's
> > also a loadable as kernel module. If it is not installed in
> > /boot/kernel, then it will also be built with the normal kernel build
> > proceedure.
> Sorry for the lack of details. Sleep deprivation and hardware
> troubleshooting shouldn't be mixed.
> Previously, I was using the iwi-firmware port rather successfully,
> based on this webpage
> At the moment, I do have the device listed under ifconfig iwi0 but I
> cannot associate with my AP. When I go to do a "iwicontrol -i iwi0 -d
> /boot/firmware/if_iwi -m bss" I currently get an error message in the
> /var/log/messages (sorry, can't access the machine to get the message)
> but I think it was something about the device timing out. Checking
> the help files for the error messages states the the error message
> should not happen.
> When I did the searching, several posts mentioned that iwi-firmware
> didn't work for them on 6.1 when it had on previous versions. Later I
> can update my ports to see if iwi-firmware-kmod now has the ignore
> setting removed, but according to
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/net/iwi-firmware-kmod/ the
> port hasn't been touched in about 2 months (unless I am reading
> something wrong).
> To sorta summarize, these are example steps that I used to take to get
> on wireless:
> iwicontrol -i iwi0 -d /boot/firmware/if_iwi -m bss
> ifconfig iwi0 up
> wpa_supplicant (args)
> dhclient iwi0
> But now, the first step fails. The device is still present under
> ifconfig though.
> My world/kernel is only a couple weeks old, perhaps I cvsup'ed at
> exactly the wrong time (during some commit)?
I cvsup'ed this morning, did a full builld world/kernel and
reinstalled iwi-firmware and the adapter can associate again. I
haven't yet tried to acquire an ip since I am remote and don't want to
lose my connection, but I don't think there will be a problem there.
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