iwm drives does not work for Intel Wireless-AC 3165

doug at safeport.com doug at safeport.com
Sat Nov 25 20:15:18 UTC 2017

On Sat, 25 Nov 2017, DTD wrote:

> 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

Hopfully this will save someone. I had an error in /boot/loader.conf. It did not 
show in vi but when I was following Sebastian's instructions and they did not 
work I did a kldstat when sysctl net.wlan.devices showed nothing.

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