FreeBSD 6.2 ipw3945 on HP Pavilion dv6000

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Tue Jan 23 16:43:50 UTC 2007

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 11:48:58 +0200
Dominik Zalewski <dzalewski at> wrote:

> I'm running FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE on HP Pavilion dv6000. I have a
> problem with intel 3945 wireless card. Simply, kernel didnt detect
> any ipw* device. When I'm loading a module if_ipw nothing happen. I
> tried also to compile this driver static into the kernel. No results :

There are already answers in this thread: the ipw driver does not
support the intel 3945.
However, there is a work-in-progress driver (wpi) at

which I'm using on a Acer Aspire AS5672 laptop with good results. I'm
even using WPA encryption. YMMV. 
For me, the driver only works with acpi disabled, but I think the
reason for that have more to do with my laptop and bios /acpi issues. 

If you want more information, search the archives of the freebsd-mobile
mailinglist for "intel 3945".

Torfinn Ingolfsen,

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