Driver for intel 3945ABG

Jose joseche at
Thu Dec 7 09:35:24 PST 2006

The Dell Inspiron 640M has this network card, also uses
the bfe driver for the ethernet which halts the computer when the
cable is plugged so this type of computers are pretty much offline
with FreeBSD ( I tried with 6.0 and 6.1).

The problem with the bfe may be related with
but I can post my own pr if you think it is better.


On 12/7/06, Attilio Rao <attilio at> wrote:
> 2006/12/6, Jose <joseche at>:
> > Hello list,
> CC'ed Max and Sam.
> > I'll like to know the status for this device:
> >      Intel(r) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection,
> > I know there is a port for this card,
> >      /usr/ports/net/iwi-firmware/
> > But what I want to know is if this port is going to be part
> > of the source tree, or you guys need someone to work on it.
> AFAIK, the plan is to make more settled the driver and than to remove
> some bugs concerning the ieee80211 interaction with it. Than, I think
> certainly somebody will commit it to HEAD.
> You can find a version of the driver here:
> (Note: this is completely different from iwi).
> Testing and bugs reporting would be very appreciated currently.
> Attilio
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