Intel iwi0: Urgent



  • Hi Guys went and shelled out on a new 2915ABG wireless card for my alix box as it is fully supported in bsd.
    Plugged her in and getting strange things happening

    iwi0@pci0:0:12:0: class=0x028000 card=0x10118086 chip=0x42248086 rev=0x05 hdr=0x00

    iwi0: flags=8803 <up,broadcast,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 2290
    ether 00:16:6f:c5:0a:b8
    media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
    status: no carrier

    [2.0-BETA5][root@pfSense.localdomain]/root(5): dmesg |grep iwi
    iwi0: <intel(r) pro="" wireless="" 2915abg="">mem 0xe0080000-0xe0080fff irq 9 at device 12.0 on pci0
    iwi0: [ITHREAD]
    iwi_bss: could not load firmware image, error 2
    iwi0: could not load firmware
    iwi0: timeout waiting for (null) firmware initialization to complete
    iwi0: could not load boot firmware (null)
    iwi0: timeout waiting for (null) firmware initialization to complete
    iwi0: could not load boot firmware (null)
    iwi0: timeout waiting for (null) firmware initialization to complete
    iwi0: could not load boot firmware (null)
    iwi0: timeout waiting for (null) firmware initialization to complete
    iwi0: could not load boot firmware (null)
    iwi0: timeout waiting for (null) firmware initialization to complete
    iwi0: could not load boot firmware (null)

    Can anyone offer any help. Urgent. Cheers  :-*</intel(r)></up,broadcast,simplex,multicast>



  • From what I just read at freeBSD's website, this card isn't exactly plug and play. You need to install a port for the firmware, which is a freebsd thing, I'm not sure how well ports will mesh with pfsense. (I know pfsense is based on freebsd, but like any distro not everything carriers between nicely)

    http://damien.bergamini.free.fr/ipw/iwi-freebsd.html


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    FYI- iwi doesn't support hostap mode, so that can't be an access point.



  • Well thats really anoying.. Do we have a list of cards that work with minimal effort, that support hostap ?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate



  • I love you Jimp :)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I'd stick to ath if you want to be sure it will work properly all around though.



  • Yeh i can see that
    I just bought a Atheros 5213A 802.11 a/b/g AR5BMB-44 Mini PCI Card.

    See what happens..

    @jimp:

    I'd stick to ath if you want to be sure it will work properly all around though.


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