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Re: ipw2200 freebsd 7 firmware problem



On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Fernando Apesteguía
<fernando_(_dot_)_apesteguia_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 6:28 PM, peter harrison
> <four_(_dot_)_harrisons_(_at_)_virgin_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
>> Thursday, 22 May 2008 at 14:04:46 +0100, Vince Hoffman said:
>>> peter harrison wrote:
>>> > Thursday, 22 May 2008 at  9:13:41 +0100, Vince Hoffman said:
>>> >> Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
>>> >>> On 5/22/08, Vince Hoffman <jhary_(_at_)_unsane_(_dot_)_co_(_dot_)_uk> wrote:
>>> >>>> Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
>>> >>>>> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Vince Hoffman <jhary_(_at_)_unsane_(_dot_)_co_(_dot_)_uk>
>>> >>>> wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>> >>>>>> Have you read the manpage for iwi?
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>> No, I tried with iwi-firmware and iwicontrol and none of them existed.
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>>> no ports are needed the firmware is now in the base system, Just add the
>>> >>>>>> entries as specified in this snippet from man iwi
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>> So... shouldn't this port be removed?
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>> I'm pretty sure that things changed between 6.x and 7.x, I'd imagine the
>>> >>>> port is needed for <7.x
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>>>  Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
>>> >>>>>>    following lines in loader.conf(5):
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>          if_iwi_load="YES"
>>> >>>>>>          wlan_load="YES"
>>> >>>>>>          firmware_load="YES"
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>    In both cases, place the following lines in loader.conf(5) to load
>>> >>>> the
>>> >>>>>>    firmware modules:
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>          iwi_bss_load="YES"
>>> >>>>>>          iwi_ibss_load="YES"
>>> >>>>>>          iwi_monitor_load="YES"
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>> and
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>  This driver requires firmware to be loaded before it will work.  For
>>> >>>>>> the loaded firmware to work the license at
>>> >>>>>>    /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/LICENSE must be
>>> >>>> agreed to and the
>>> >>>>>> follow-ing line be added to loader.conf(5):
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>          legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>> I'll try it. But AFAIK, I have to recompile the kernel cause the
>>> >>>>> "device iwi" line is missing.
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> Am i right?
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>> I think they should all be loadable as modules if they arent in generic.
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> To try without rebooting I believe the commands you want are:
>>> >>>> kenv legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
>>> >>>> kldload if_iwi
>>> >>>> kldload wlan
>>> >>>> kldload firmware
>>> >>>> kldload iwi_bss
>>> >>>> kldload iwi_ibss
>>> >>>> kldload iwi_monitor
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> However, I just had a look in my /boot/kernel for the if_iwi module and its
>>> >>>> not there so you may be correct. (I'm a touch supprised as the do exist on
>>> >>>> my i386 box)
>>> >>> The same on my machine. The line is not in GENERIC and that modules
>>> >>> don't exist. I will recompile my module as soon as I have some spare
>>> >>> time.
>>> >>> Thanks for your help.
>>> >>>
>>> >> In theory you should be able to just
>>> >> cd /usr/src/sys/modules/iwi
>>> >> make && make install
>>> >> cd /usr/src/sys/modules/iwifw
>>> >> make && make install
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> without rebuilding the entire kernel. I'm just puzzled why they dont
>>> >> build by default.
>>> >
>>> > I'm running a stock 7.0-STABLE with GENERIC and a default make.conf and I get the iwi modules no problem. I just followed the instructions in the man page and was up and running in 5 minutes.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> Are you running AMD64? the modules are there on my i386 laptop but not
>>> my AMD64 server (I dont use iwi on either though.)
>>
>> I'm running i386, so that may be the difference. I don't have an AMD64 system to check I'm afraid.
>
> Hi all again,
>
> I recompiled my kernel and now, the IPW2200BG card seems to be detected.
> This is the output of the ifconfig re0 command:
>
> iwi0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
>        ether 00:0e:35:fd:aa:0f
>        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect
>        status: no carrier
>        ssid ApeWireless channel 1 (2412 Mhz 11b)
>        authmode OPEN privacy ON deftxkey 1 wepkey 1:104-bit bmiss 10
>        scanvalid 60 bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250 roam:rssi11b 7
>        roam:rate11b 1 bintval 0
>
>
> However, neither I can connect to my wireless router, nor I can scan
> the frequency. My wireless AP, has a hidden SSID, wep key and DHCP.
> Scanning of frequencies shows no results (but there are many wireless
> networks around).
>
> Any ideas?

Hi all again,

After some time without touching the computer I decided to have a look
at the wireless problem again. It seems I can't load the firmware:

firmware_get: failed to load firmware image iwi_bss

Both if_ipw and ipw_bss modules are loaded.

This very same computer works fine with linux, including loading the firmware.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
>
>>
>>
>> Peter Harrison.
>>
>>>
>>> vince
>>>
>>> > Peter Harrison
>>> >
>>> >>
>>> >> Vince
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>> Best Regards
>>> >>>
>>> >>>> regards,
>>> >>>> Vince
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>
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