Re: iwlwifi: i7260 does not load firmware properly/wifi not working

From: Stefan Blachmann <>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 18:15:04 UTC
@"FreeBSDUser" maybe try with the iwm driver instead of the iwlwifi one?

It works fine for me. The only thing is the firmware loading thing:
it does not work for me when I set in /boot/loader.conf
which for some reason causes error messages about firmware not found.
However, explicitly specifying
works just fine.

@Björn, is this normal (mistake on my side), or could it be considered a bug?

@Björn, I have been following this mailing list quietly for a while.
Just want to take the opportunity to say you many thanks for your
great development work and support!
I highly appreciate it! Many thanks!


On 3/21/22, Bjoern A. Zeeb <> wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2022, FreeBSD User wrote:
> Dear "FreeBSD User",
>> Subject is a notebook Lenovo E540 equipted with an Intel i7260 WiFi
>> adaptor,
>> iwm0@pci0:5:0:0:        class=0x028000 rev=0x73 hdr=0x00 vendor=0x8086
>> device=0x08b2
>> subvendor=0x8086 subdevice=0x4262 vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
>>    device     = 'Wireless 7260'
> [...]
>> Running FreeBSD 13.1-STABLE (FreeBSD 13.1-STABLE #86
>> stable/13-n250051-ddb842e2ad6: Sun
>> Mar 20 20:49:26 CET 2022 amd64), using if_iwm is a horrible mess and
>> almost unusable
>> (configured both re0 and wlan0 as "lagg0").
> "horrible mess" doesn't describe an actual problem.
> "almost unusable" doesn't say "why?"
>> I tried - several time since iwlwifi is available for FreeBSD 13, iwlwifi,
>> but without
>> any success.
> Likely iwlwiifi will not be any better as is iwm(4) at this point;
> porbbaly for different reasons.
>> I have to load if_iwlwifi.ko via /boo/loader.conf[.local], since
>> outoloading iwlwifi does
>> not work by defining
> What does `man iwlwifi` say on your system on how to load iwlwifi
> currently?
> As a note, as the above will change in the next days for stable/13:
> given you have a card also supported by iwm(4), you probably want to
> have a look at devmatch_blocklist=".." in rc.conf[.local] to avoid
> loading that.
> In HEAD iwlwifi(4) will auto-load, but iwm(4) will stay preferred over
> iwlwifi(4)
> if your device is supported by iwm(4) and that change will come to
> stable/13
> as well.
> /bz
> --
> Bjoern A. Zeeb                                                     r15:7