7260 not loading



  • I just added a 7260 pci-e card to my pfsense box and it is not being detected properly as seen here:

    none2@pci0:2:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x40708086 chip=0x08b18086 rev=0x73 hdr=0x00
        vendor    = 'Intel Corporation'
        device    = 'Wireless 7260'
        class      = network
        bar  [10] = type Memory, range 64, base 0xf7d00000, size 8192, enabled

    I'm running pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE (Patch 1)

    With that said I'm using FreeBSD 11 and the iwm driver supports this card as stated here:

    https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=iwm&sektion=4&manpath=freebsd-release-ports

    Any thoughts to why this is happening?





  • Grimson,

    Thanks for the quick reply!  After reading that post I don't see how it relates to my issue.  For my Wifi Card isn't showing up in the GUI but shows up as a none2 interface in the dmesg.



  • Read the whole thread carefully. Hint: it's about accepting the license for Intel wireless card modules.



  • okay, I see what you mean and I did find 18 instances of that warning on my status page.  I updated my local.conf file and it now reads:

    OS-Boot Loader Configuration
    autoboot_delay="3"
    legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1
    legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
    comconsole_speed="115200"
    hw.usb.no_pf="1"

    However, the warnings are still there.  I even put 20 copies of each and it made no difference.  I also put them in a file call loader.conf.lcaol as stated in the thread but no dice.  Am I suppose to put this ack somewhere else?



  • I've been doing some more reading and I found that I may need to load and ack the IWM driver itself even though it isn't warning me.

    So I updated my loader.conf to this:

    OS-Boot Loader Configuration
    autoboot_delay="3"
    if_iwi_load="YES"
    legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
    if_ipw_load="YES"
    legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1
    if_iwm_load="YES"
    iwm7260fw_load="YES"
    legal.intel_iwm.license_ack=1
    comconsole_speed="115200"
    hw.usb.no_pf="1"

    However, there is still no change.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If it shows as noneX that means no driver attached. It uses the iwm driver which we don't build into the kernel or as a module.

    That card is of limited use anyhow, it can only run in station/infrastructure mode as a client, it cannot act as an access point.



  • okay then the rule of using freebsd hardware documentation isn't valid, as stated here that all freebsd hardware is supported in pfsense:

    https://www.pfsense.org/products/#requirements

    Hardware Compatibility List
    As pfSense is based on FreeBSD, its hardware compatibility list is the same as FreeBSD's. The pfSense kernel includes all FreeBSD drivers.

    .  I am only wanting to use this as a client, not as an AP.  Is there a way to load the driver other than recompiling the kernel?  Also, do you plan to add it to pfsense at any point in the future?  If not do you have a list of wifi devices supported by pfsense?