iwn: Errors during make iwn.ko

Flavio Junior billpp at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 19:10:09 UTC 2008

Very thanks Stephen..

With your recomendations and reading (again) iwn and wlan manpage I
achieve get wlan working with -current drivers.

I'd needed to recompile iwn drivers from current and reinstall it and
create manually wlan0 device with ifconfig wlan create wlandev iwn0,
but everything works.



Flávio do Carmo Júnior

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 1:41 PM, Stephen Montgomery-Smith
<stephen at math.missouri.edu> wrote:
> Flavio Junior wrote:
>> I'd tried to use that driver but, all operations gives me "unable to
>> get *operation* results".
>> dmesg shows me no error, and detects when I disable wireless button
>> (iwn0: RF switch: radio disabled).
>> I'm sure that have wireless network around (I'm writing this e-mail using
>> one).
>> Does someone there using iwn driver?
>> Maybe I have forget something ;/
> As it happens, I am using the iwn driver.  (That is why I happened to know
> about it so quickly - incidentally I'm sorry for my snappy tone last time.)
> Are you doing all the "wlan" stuff that CURRENT now requires for wireless
> cards - for example, in my rc.conf I have:
> wlans_iwn0="wlan0"
> ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP"
> and all subsequent ifconfig and dhclient commands are done using wlan0.
> (And also, my guess is that the iwn driver you were using was a backport to
> FreeBSD-STABLE, which doesn't have all this wlan stuff, and hence is
> incompatible with CURRENT.)

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