[RELENG_6] wireless woes

Darren Pilgrim dmp at bitfreak.org
Tue Aug 23 01:50:04 GMT 2005


Some of the details of your ipw configuration are missing.  How are you
loading the firmware for the card?  How are you telling the OS to which
ssid it should associate?

From: Michael Lestinsky
> 
> Is there anyone having success in using ipw- or ath-type 
> devices with RELENG_6? Although both were working happily in 
> RELENG_5 neither one does 
> after the OS upgrade and I couldn't yet figure out why. They 
> fail with very different errors.
> 
> IPW:
> 
> michael at mobi:~> kldstat
> Id Refs Address    Size     Name
> [...]
> 11    3 0xc07c7000 1c748    wlan.ko
> 12    1 0xc07e4000 2bf0     wlan_wep.ko
> 13    1 0xc07e7000 851c     if_ipw.ko
> 
> michael at mobi:~> ipwcontrol -i ipw0 -r
> Radio is ON
> 
> michael at mobi:~> ipwcontrol -i ipw0
> ipwcontrol: Can't retrieve statistics: No such file or directory
> 
> michael at mobi:~> grep ipw /etc/rc.conf  
> ipw_enable="yes"
> ifconfig_ipw0="DHCP"
> 
> However it doesn't associate with my accesspoint (a RELENG_5 
> machine as 
> hostap). But reading the "wicontrol" output I find this one:
> 
> Current channel:                        [ 65535 ]
> 
> Even when I "ifconfig ipw0 channel 6" this funny value 
> remains. I suspect it could be a firmware problem. I'm 
> loading the firmware from the recent port:
> 
> michael at mobi:~> pkg_info | grep ipw 
> ipw-firmware-1.3_2  Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Driver Firmware



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