[PC-BSD Testing] Follow-up -- iwi driver, etc. (Testing Digest, Vol 18, Issue 18)

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Sat Jul 19 09:28:33 PDT 2008


Ian Robinson wrote:
> 1.  iwi wireless driver:
> 
> Kris said:
> 
> The iwi driver should be included by default, along with the firmware.
> If you go into "system-settings" then Network Configuration, can you see
> a wireless device and scan for your SSID? This was working previously.
> = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
> 
> Yes, Kris, in 7.0 Alpha 3 I can see a wireless device correctly
> identified as iwi0, but the scanning for my SSID does not work.  The
> scan window reports "No wireless networks found!" even when I am only
> three feet from the wireless router.  In contrast, under 7.0 Alpha 1
> everything auto-detected (except my security key of course) and could
> be read all over the house.
> 
> My comments in Vol 18, Issue 18 about missing firmware is because 7.0
> Alpha 3 installation does not have the iwi files that 1.5.x and
> earlier versions had.  In 1.5.x, the iwi firmware was located in
> /boot/firmware and consisted of iwi-boot.fw, iwi-bss.fw, iwi-ibss.fw,
> iwi-sniffer.fw, iwi-ucode-ibss, iwi-ucode-sniffer.fw, and LICENSE.iwi.
>  However, I notice that /boot/loader.conf does have an entry to
> acknowledge the iwi license.
> 
> I'll research more, and reinstall Alpha 1 if necessary, to learn why
> the difference between Alpha 1 and Alpha 3.


That is indeed strange, if you do a scan, then do "dmesg" or tail 
/var/log/messages, do you get some errors about firmware or anything 
missing?



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Kris Moore
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