[RFT] Intel 3945abg wireless driver (wpi)
kip.macy at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 18:40:14 PDT 2007
On 11/1/07, Lars Engels <lme at freebsd.org> wrote:
> 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
> lars at ttyp3 # sysctl legal
> sysctl: unknown oid 'legal'
> And I even read the license! ;-)
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