Thinkpad Wireless

Rob Byrnes rbyrnes at
Mon Aug 23 03:22:19 UTC 2010

On 23 August 2010 13:14, Glen Barber <glen.j.barber at> wrote:
> 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
> Presario.

For a fresh install of 8.1 you only need:



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