Thinkpad Wireless

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Mon Aug 23 03:14:53 UTC 2010

On 8/22/10 11:00 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:
> Thanks for your help so far.  Yes, I have looked at the handbook section
> on wireless, and as a matter of fact I installed 8.1 on an ancient
> Compaq Presario (6GB HD!) and was able to configure the Atheros wireless
> pci card so that the computer works quite well.  OK...the info I gleaned
> from pciconf -lv shows:
> device    = 'driverIntel PRO/Wirelss 220BG  (MPC13B'

Perfect.  Is "220BG" a typo?  I see that iwi(4) supports 2200BG/2225BG
and so on.  If it _is_ a typo, try this:

	echo 'legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1' >> /boot/loader.conf
	echo 'if_iwi_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf
	echo 'iwi_bss_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf
	echo 'iwi_ibss_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf
	echo 'iwi_monitor_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf

(Note, the differentiation between the single- and double-quotes.)

After a reboot, you should see iwi0 in ifconfig(8) output.  (I'm not
aware of a way to acknowledge the license agreement without a reboot.)
Then you should be able to configure your wlan0 device similarly to your

Hope this helps.


Glen Barber

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