Can't make wi0: work on Toshiba notebook with mini-PCI network card.

Lorin Lund wbs at
Thu Jun 1 23:08:27 PDT 2006

I have a Toshiba Satelite Pro 6100 with a Toshiba mini-PCI wireless 
network card.
The wireless stuff seems to be there (for as much as I know)
This is a dual boot machine.  When booted as Windows XP it connects and 
just fine.

I see that ifconfig -a shows the right IP address.  But there is a lot 
more info there
and I don't know what values are supposed to be there.

The wireless access point is

++++  dmesg  +++++
wi0: <TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Card> at port 0xd000-0xd03f irq 11 function 0 
config 1 on pccard0
wi0: using Lucent Embedded WaveLAN/IEEE
wi0: Lucent Firmware: Station (8.10.1)
wi0: Ethernet address: 00:02:2d:57:72:77

++++ from /etc/rc.conf  +++++
ifconfig_wi0="inet netmask ssid TBJTRUCKING 
wepmode on wepkey 0xzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

+++++  ifconfig -a  +++++

fxp0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    ether 00:00:39:9e:58:d0
    media: Ethernet autoselect (none)
    status: no carrier
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
    inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
    inet netmask 0xff000000
    inet6 fe80::202:2dff:fe57:7277%wi0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
    inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
    ether 00:02:2d:57:72:77
    media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/11Mbps)
    status: associated
    ssid TBJTRUCKING channel 1 bssid 00:15:05:12:74:43
    stationname "FreeBSD WaveLAN/IEEE node"
    authmode OPEN privacy MIXED deftxkey UNDEF wepkey 1:104-bit
    txpowmax 100 bintval 100

++++  ping  ++++++

PING ( 56 data bytes

--- ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet los

when I try to kldload if_wi it seems to already be loaded.
when I do kldstat it doesn't show as a loaded module.
So I think the wi stuff is compiled into the kernel.  That is why
I've commented out the if_wi load.
  I'm using 6.1 RELEASE generic kernel
+++++ /boot/loader.conf  +++++

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