Addendum: FreeBSD Status Report Jan-Mar 2005

Max Laier max at
Thu Apr 21 15:57:35 PDT 2005

Unfortunately, the following report got lost:
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New Wireless Drivers


   Contact: Damien Bergamini <damien at>

   Four new wireless drivers were imported:

   ipw : driver for Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 adapters (MiniPCI).
   iwi : driver for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2225BG/2915ABG adapters (PCI
   or MiniPCI).
   ral : driver for Ralink RT2500 wireless adapters (PCI or CardBus).
   ural : driver for Ralink RT2500USB wireless USB 2.0 adapters.

   The ipw and iwi drivers require firmwares to operate.
   These firmwares can't be redistributed with the base system due to
   license restrictions.
   See firmware licensing terms here: .

   Ports which include the firmware images as well as the firmware loader
   are being worked on.
   A list of adapters supported by ral and ural can be found here: .

  Open tasks:

    1. Create ports for ipw and iwi firmwares.
    2. Add IBSS support to iwi.
    3. Add WPA (802.11i) support to ipw and iwi.
    4. Add hardware encryption (WEP, TKIP and CCMP) support in ral and
    5. Add automatic rate adaptation support to ural.

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