turning off the wireless network radio

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 06:22:24 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 12:38 AM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:

> I'm having a real bitch of a time trying to figure out how to shut down
> the wireless adapter's radio.  The driver module won't unload as long as
> the adapter is active, and neither ifconfig nor iwicontrol are providing
> a solution either.
> I'm using (as you may have guessed by mention of iwicontrol) an Intel
> wireless adapter, with if_iwi.ko as my driver module.  It's an Intel
> PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection according to pciconf -lv.
> Thanks in advance.

ipw0 at pci0:2:3:0:        class=0x028000 card=0x25658086 chip=0x10438086
rev=0x04 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = 'Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 LAN Card Driver (82801)'
    class      = network

kldunload works for me as well.  If you turn debug up on ifconfig does that
give you any clues?

Adam Vande More

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