Intel Centrino Advanced N 6230
I attached the Intel Wireless card 6230 to minipc running pfsense 2.4.4.
On SSH, I ran the command pciconf -lbcev. I don't see the wireless card.
Also in Interfaces -> (assign) and click "+", I do not see the wireless interface there too.
The wireless card wasn't picked up by pfsense 2.4.4.
May I know what I should do next to resolve the issue?
tman222 last edited by
From what I can tell, this card is supported by FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE, so should in theory work with the latest version of pfSense:
Is the iwn driver already being loaded? If not, you can load it as a module at boot time (instructions are in the link above).
Hope this helps.
If it doesn't appear as a device in pciconf though it's never going to work. Seems like some lower level incompatibility or a broken card.
@tman222 Thanks for your response.
You are right the iwn driver is not part of the kernel. When I make a search for iwn, I don' see any result.
May I check what is the kernel file name and where I can find that.
Thanks once again for you quick response.
You are looking wrong:
[2.4.4-RELEASE][email@example.com]/root: kldstat -v | grep iwn 172 pci/iwn 185 iwn6050fw_fw 184 iwn6000g2bfw_fw 183 iwn6000g2afw_fw 182 iwn6000fw_fw 181 iwn5150fw_fw 180 iwn5000fw_fw 179 iwn4965fw_fw 178 iwn2030fw_fw 177 iwn2000fw_fw 176 iwn135fw_fw 175 iwn105fw_fw 174 iwn100fw_fw 173 iwn1000fw_fw
But even if there was no driver the card should still appear in the output of
pciconf -lv. If it does not there is some low level issue like broken hardware or a bios bug.
output of pciconf -lv
/root: kldstat -v | grep iwn
however I can't find any wireless card in the device list when I run pciconf -lv
I assume you do see some things listed by pciconf though? On a standard x86 box I expect to see a large number of PCI devices.
You need to check the card works at all in something else.
Then test the slot with another card if you can.