iwm drives does not work for Intel Wireless-AC 3165

DTD support at safeport.com
Sat Nov 25 19:37:44 UTC 2017

On Sat, 25 Nov 2017, Sebastian Schwarz wrote:

> On 2017-11-25, Sebastian Schwarz wrote:
>> Unfortunately the Handbook is not as clear on the WLAN setup as
>> it could be.
> Actually it now is.  I even checked that before sending.  But
> then hit I "send" instead of "discard message"... :/  I'm sorry
> for the spam.
> There is one thing I can contribute though:
> On 2017-11-25, DTD wrote:
>> This I think is an error as RGEPHY(4): rgephy - RealTek
>> RTL8168/8169/8110/8211 series 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet PHY
>> driver.  It should be iwm0 I would think.  Anyway it can not
>> be configured.
> As mentioned in the handbook check the output of "sysctl
> net.wlan.devices" to see the correct name of your WLAN devices.

Bingo!!!   <8)

root at mneme:~ # sysctl net.wlan.devices
net.wlan.devices: iwm0
root at mneme:~ # ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev iwm0

thank you

Douglas Denault
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