Cannot load mwl driver (kernel provided firmware image doesn't load)
I'm trying to get my Netgear WN311T PCI card to work with pfSense 2.1 release (chip Marvell Topdog 8363).
On boot, i can see the following messages
mwl0: <marvell 88w8363="">mem 0xf0b10000-0xf0b1ffff,0xf0b00000-0xf0b0ffff irq 16 at device 12.0 on pci17
mwl0: load mw88W8363fw firmware image (94940 bytes)
mwl0: unable to setup builtin firmware
device_attach: mwl0 attach returned 6</marvell>
I've tried to load a firmware found here : http://files.pfsense.org/jimp/ko-8.3/amd64/mw88W8363fw.ko
Loaded it with
kldload -v /boot/firmware/mw88W8363fw.ko
It loads successfully (tested with kldstat) but mwl driver still doesn't work.
I'm pretty sure that the kernel provided firmware doesn't work, but i don't know a way to force an external firmware (mwlfw_load="YES" doesn't work either).
Can anyone give me the good direction ?
Try this in loader.conf
Thanks, i've tried, but it doesn't make any difference, same error in dmesg.
I've also tried mwlfw_load="YES" but it didn't do the trick neither.
Any other clues i could investigate ?
Been dying trying to find a solution. Please, anyone ?