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NAME

iwi - "Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2225BG/2915ABG IEEE 802.11 driver"

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SYNOPSIS

To compile support for the iwi driver into your kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:


.Cd "device iwi"


.Cd "device pci"


.Cd "device wlan"

Alternatively, to load the iwi driver at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
if_iwi_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The iwi driver provides support for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG MiniPCI and 2225BG PCI network adapters.

By default, the iwi driver configures the adapter for BSS operation (aka infrastructure mode). This mode requires the use of an access point.

For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

This driver requires firmware to be loaded before it will work. You need to obtain iwicontrol(8) from the IWI web page listed below to accomplish loading the firmware before ifconfig(8) will work.

EXAMPLES

Join an existing BSS network (i.e., connect to an access point):

"ifconfig iwi0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00"

Join a specific BSS network with network name "my_net":

"ifconfig iwi0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net"

Join a specific BSS network with 64-bit WEP encryption:
ifconfig iwi0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net \
wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890

Join a specific BSS network with 128-bit WEP encryption:
ifconfig iwi0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net \
wepmode on wepkey 0x01020304050607080910111213

DIAGNOSTICS

"iwi%d: device timeout" The driver will reset the hardware. This should not happen.
"iwi%d: Please load firmware" The required firmware has not been loaded into the card, and therefore the card cannot operate. Load the firmware with iwicontrol(8) before proceeding.

SEE ALSO

an(4), ath(4), ipw(4), pci(4), wi(4), wlan(4), ifconfig(8), iwicontrol(8), wicontrol(8)
.Rs The IWI Web Page
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