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Offline chrisssooo

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Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG support - Howto
« on: November 22, 2008, 04:12:03 pm »
Hi,
i have do it on a embedded system.

You must do it over the WebGUI becourse the write permissions is only over it.
Use pfsense 1.2.1 RC2 becourse FreeBSD 7.0

Step 1:
Download the 4 Kernel modules: http://deponie.yamagi.org/freebsd/iwi/
Go in the WebGUI in "Diagnostics->Command Prompt".
Upload all 4 Kernel Modules over the "Upload" function.
The Files will be upload to /tmp/
After Upload use also in "Diagnostics->Command Prompt" the "Execute Shell command" function to move the files to the right location.
1. Type in Command: "mv /tmp/if_iwi.ko /boot/kernel/" and click on "Execute"
2. Type in Command: "mv /tmp/iwi_* /boot/kernel/" and click on "Execute"
Now the Kernel Modules are on the right location.

Step 2:
Now edit the /boot/loader.conf File.
Go on WebGUI in "Diagnostics->Edit file".
Type in the field "Save/Load from path"  this Text: "/boot/loader.conf" and click on "Load".
Add this 7 Lines at the end:
Code: [Select]
if_iwi_load="YES"
wlan_load="YES"
firmware_load="YES"
iwi_bss_load="YES"
iwi_ibss_load="YES"
iwi_monitor_load="YES"
legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
and click on "Save"
Reboot pfSense.

Step 3:
Now you can Assign you card in the WebGui over "Interfaces->assign" whit the "Plus" and configure it.
But when you read this Thread you must know:
ITS ONLY POSSIBLE TO SET THIS CARD TO "Infrastructure" AND "Ad-hoc" ... "Access point" DONT WORK!!!

I hope its work for you :)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2009, 12:19:46 pm by lsf »

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Re: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG support - Howto
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 12:50:40 pm »

Step 1:
Download the 4 Kernel modules: http://deponie.yamagi.org/freebsd/iwi/


Link doesn't seem to work anymore...
Are they anywhere else available?

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Re: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG support - Howto
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 05:54:06 pm »
Its online again ...

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Re: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG support - Howto
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 08:01:34 pm »
I'm Unable to use this card on Pfsense 1.2.3 RC1 :(

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Re: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG support - Howto
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 10:01:52 am »
Did you try the modules from FreeBSD 7.2? The ones linked are for 7.0. Any messages logged on startup? You could try kldloading the modules from a shell and see what the result is.