Intel 3945 wpi driver doesn't seem to work ('cause of license
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Jan 2 01:41:19 PST 2008
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> is in /boot/loader.conf
> it seems that sysctl is unable to find it and I have to set it via
> kenv legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1
> Shouldn't this variable be set by sysctl or by loader.conf?
> dhclient is unable to get an IP address (trying to set wpi0 up with a fixed IP
> makes wpi0 not associated to any AP)
Hmmm.... I have a similar setup. In my case, it's a Dell D800 using
% grep iwi /var/run/dmesg.boot
iwi0: <Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG> mem 0xfafee000-0xfafeefff irq 9 at device 3.0 on pci2
and a ZyXEL 660HW router:
Menu 24.2.1 - System Maintenance - Information
ZyNOS F/W Version: V3.40(ACI.7) | 10/18/2006
ADSL Chipset Vendor: DMT FwVer: 18.104.22.168_A_TC, HwVer: T14F7_+
However I have no problems setting legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
from /boot/loader.conf -- it could be something as stupid as no
newline at end of file. Try running 'od -c /boot/loader.conf'
or 'cat -e /boot/loader.conf' to verify.
On the question of the DHCP service provided by this combination router
and wlan hardware, and indeed the whole performance at providing wireless
lan connectivity -- I'm not particularly impressed. I'd restart the laptop
and everything would be fine for a few hours, but leave it running
overnight and it would lose the lease and end up without an IPv4 address.
IPv6 addresses autoconfigured with rtadvd and rtsol seem quite a lot more
stable but I've seen every combination of being able or not to ping or
ping6 the laptop from a wired machine.
In the end I found that setting the ZyXEL to do DHCP Relay and running
isc-dhcpd on a FBSD box with the lease times increased as so:
default-lease-time 3600; # 1 hour
max-lease-time 86400; # 1 day
plus moving the laptop to within about 2m of the ZyXEL seems to have
made quite an improvement.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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