[RFT] Intel 3945abg wireless driver (wpi)

Igor Soumenkov 2igosha at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 12:43:34 PST 2007


Hello Benjamin,

> > > >>>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.
> > > >>>

The driver is working on my Acer Aspire 9123WLM, on:

FreeBSD igosha-mobile.localhost 7.0-BETA2 FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2 #0: Sun
Nov  4 22:22:21 MSK 2007
igosha at igosha-mobile.localhost:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

wpi0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        ether 00:1b:77:75:58:e1
        inet 192.168.1.4 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (OFDM/18Mbps)
        status: associated
        ssid default channel 11 (2462 Mhz 11g) bssid 02:19:5b:c1:f9:b4
        authmode WPA privacy ON deftxkey UNDEF TKIP 2:128-bit txpowmax 100
        bmiss 7 scanvalid 60 protmode CTS roaming MANUAL bintval 100

But - strange enough - it changes the connection speed frequently
while being 2 meters away from the access point (which is 802.11g).
Right now it is 36 Mbps only.


-- 
Igor Soumenkov.


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