[iwlwifi] FreeBSD 13.1-RC4: installer repeatedly found no networks

From: Graham Perrin <grahamperrin_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2022 23:10:53 UTC
On Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 11:33, Patrick Mackinlay <patrick@spacesurfer.com> wrote:

> I am using a matebook pro x 2021 (AX201) with FreeBSD 13 stable …

On 31/03/2022 14:34, jbo@insane.engineer wrote:
> … Intel AX201 as well …

Here: FreeBSD-13.1-RC4-amd64-dvd1.iso written to a USB flash drive, 
installed to an HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8. Bugged during installation.

Initial scan: no network found.

Second scan: found eduroam and other networks. Connection to eduroam 
failed (there wasn't time for me to photograph the details – late 
afternoon, I was leaving the office).

All subsequent scans: no network found.

'Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.2 combo' appears once on 
page 25, again on page 27. I can't guess why there are two listings (and 
I probably don't need to know; this computer will not be mine).

Keyword: bsdinstall, I guess.

<https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=246126> (2020-05-02):

> bsdinstall fails to report wireless network scan failure

– glancing at Ed Maste's comment 0, it's possible that I encountered the 
same, or similar.

I might not have another opportunity to retest with this particular 
hardware, but if I do (maybe early Monday morning): I'll take photographs.

(2022-04-21) was the update to RC4.


Side note: 
offers (amongst other things) a Maintenance and Service Guide and a User 
Guide. Neither page is found, this is typical of HP's websites.