Intel wireless card driver not loaded, but should be supported by freebsd12 (i think)



  • I am new to pfsense and freebsd, but I have dived into 2.5 development snapshots.

    Specifically, I want to set up my wireless card as a WAN interface.

    this is how it appears in pciconf -lv

    none0@pci0:0:16:0:	class=0x028000 card=0x21108086 chip=0x24fb8086 rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
        vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
        device     = 'Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak]'
        class      = network
    

    This should be supported in FreeBSD12 from what I can gather.

    I added the following to /boot/loader.conf.local but it made no change.

    if_iwm_load="YES"
    iwm3168fw_load="YES"
    legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1
    legal.intel_iwm.license_ask=1
    legal.intel_iwi.license_ask=1
    

    dmesg still reports:

    pci0: <network> at device 16.0 (no driver attached)
    

    Can anyone advise me on what I am missing?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Sure looks like that should be supported:
    https://github.com/pfsense/FreeBSD-src/commit/5237c88c1abcac87b47cc12cee1dff7de106d4d0

    If you remove those lines (or comment them out) and then manually load the modules at runtime do they load? What error do you see if not?

    Did you copy those modules onto the box? It doesn't look like they're included by default.

    Steve


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