[RFT] Intel 3945abg wireless driver (wpi)

Benjamin Close Benjamin.Close at clearchain.com
Fri Nov 2 14:32:18 PDT 2007

Frank Staals wrote:
> 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
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> Woei ! It's working for me so far :) Allthough I still have issues 
> when switching from one tty to one other. Here the output of the 
> script I am using to do the connecting :
> loaded the module at boot
> ran my script which does: ( output snipped )
>        wlannic=wpi0
>        # clear the selected gateway:
>        route flush
>        # Set the interface        ifconfig ${wlannic} ssid 
> <SSID>
>        # Set a new gateway
>        route add default
>              # make sure to give the LAN-NIC an other IP-address
>        ifconfig ${lannic}
>        ifconfig ${wlannic} up
>        # test connection
>        ping -c 1
>              # start a screen session with ssh connection  for 
> authentication
>        screen -d -m ssh -l wifi
>              # wait a while before testing the connection
>        sleep 3
>        # test conn:
>       ping -c 1 google.nl
> Everything works fine with the connection itself. Allthough sometimes 
> when switching from tty9 to tty0 and back the system locks up. I've 
> had it before when switching  from tty1 to tty0. Anyone with the same 
> problems ?
> Anyway; Great work on the driver so far :D
I've similar issues and believe it might be due to the amount of kernel 
printfs that are happening. Can you sysctl debug.wpi=0  and see if the 
problem still exists?
By chance are you using ZFS? I caught a memory modified after free panic 
in zfs the other day pid was from syslogd. I'm trying to work out if 
it's related.


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