Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG support - Howto

  • Hi,
    i have do it on a embedded system.

    You must do it over the WebGUI becourse the write permissions is only over it.
    Use pfsense 1.2.1 RC2 becourse FreeBSD 7.0

    Step 1:
    Download the 4 Kernel modules:
    Go in the WebGUI in "Diagnostics->Command Prompt".
    Upload all 4 Kernel Modules over the "Upload" function.
    The Files will be upload to /tmp/
    After Upload use also in "Diagnostics->Command Prompt" the "Execute Shell command" function to move the files to the right location.
    1. Type in Command: "mv /tmp/if_iwi.ko /boot/kernel/" and click on "Execute"
    2. Type in Command: "mv /tmp/iwi_* /boot/kernel/" and click on "Execute"
    Now the Kernel Modules are on the right location.

    Step 2:
    Now edit the /boot/loader.conf File.
    Go on WebGUI in "Diagnostics->Edit file".
    Type in the field "Save/Load from path"  this Text: "/boot/loader.conf" and click on "Load".
    Add this 7 Lines at the end:


    and click on "Save"
    Reboot pfSense.

    Step 3:
    Now you can Assign you card in the WebGui over "Interfaces->assign" whit the "Plus" and configure it.
    But when you read this Thread you must know:
    ITS ONLY POSSIBLE TO SET THIS CARD TO "Infrastructure" AND "Ad-hoc" … "Access point" DONT WORK!!!

    I hope its work for you :)

  • @chrisssooo:

    Step 1:
    Download the 4 Kernel modules:

    Link doesn't seem to work anymore…
    Are they anywhere else available?

  • Its online again …

  • I'm Unable to use this card on Pfsense 1.2.3 RC1 :(

  • Did you try the modules from FreeBSD 7.2? The ones linked are for 7.0. Any messages logged on startup? You could try kldloading the modules from a shell and see what the result is.