[RFT] Intel 3945abg wireless driver (wpi)

Lars Engels lme at FreeBSD.org
Thu Nov 1 17:42:50 PDT 2007


On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 10:23:44AM +1030, Benjamin Close wrote:
> Howdy All,           I'm pleased to announce the first 'official' experimental version of the wpi wireless driver and hence require your help in making it become 
> stable.
> Expect a few things not to work (ie bg scanning, setting txpower) but in general the driver should be usable in station mode (hostap is not yet supported).
> 
> If you've got an Intel 3945abg wireless card, grab the tarball at:
> 
>    http://people.freebsd.org/~benjsc/downloads/wpi/20071102-freebsd-wpi.tar.gz
> 
> Untar and follow the instructions in the README.
> If you want more info about the driver, or to checkout the FAQ checkout:
> 
>    http://www.clearchain.com/wiki/Wpi
> 
> I'm interested in all reports related to panics, things not working as expected, etc.
> The driver still has debug enabled so expect a few messages to be dumped to the screen whilst in use.
> 
> Finally, many thanks to all those that have been helping debug the driver along the way.
> 
> Cheers,
>    Benjamin

Good to know that someone is still working on it.
However, it doesn't work for me. I cannot load the firmware:

lars at ttyp3 # kldload wpifw
lars at ttyp3 # dmesg
wpifw: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_wpi/.
wpifw: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1
in /boot/loader.conf.
module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (wpifw_fw, 0xc6d1151c, 0) error 1

lars at ttyp3 # grep legal.intel_wpi.license_ack /boot/loader.conf
legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1

lars at ttyp3 # sysctl legal
sysctl: unknown oid 'legal'

And I even read the license! ;-)

Lars
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