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Offline zyurph

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7260 not loading
« on: December 19, 2017, 04:10:34 pm »
I just added a 7260 pci-e card to my pfsense box and it is not being detected properly as seen here:

none2@pci0:2:0:0:   class=0x028000 card=0x40708086 chip=0x08b18086 rev=0x73 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = 'Wireless 7260'
    class      = network
    bar   [10] = type Memory, range 64, base 0xf7d00000, size 8192, enabled

I'm running pfSense 2.4.2-RELEASE (Patch 1)

With that said I'm using FreeBSD 11 and the iwm driver supports this card as stated here:

https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=iwm&sektion=4&manpath=freebsd-release-ports

Any thoughts to why this is happening?

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Re: 7260 not loading
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 04:21:14 pm »

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Re: 7260 not loading
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 04:32:10 pm »
Grimson,

Thanks for the quick reply!  After reading that post I don't see how it relates to my issue.  For my Wifi Card isn't showing up in the GUI but shows up as a none2 interface in the dmesg. 

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Re: 7260 not loading
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 04:37:39 pm »
Read the whole thread carefully. Hint: it's about accepting the license for Intel wireless card modules.

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Re: 7260 not loading
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 06:10:41 pm »
okay, I see what you mean and I did find 18 instances of that warning on my status page.  I updated my local.conf file and it now reads:

OS-Boot Loader Configuration
autoboot_delay="3"
legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1
legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
comconsole_speed="115200"
hw.usb.no_pf="1"

However, the warnings are still there.  I even put 20 copies of each and it made no difference.  I also put them in a file call loader.conf.lcaol as stated in the thread but no dice.  Am I suppose to put this ack somewhere else?

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Re: 7260 not loading
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 08:34:38 pm »
I've been doing some more reading and I found that I may need to load and ack the IWM driver itself even though it isn't warning me. 

So I updated my loader.conf to this:

OS-Boot Loader Configuration
autoboot_delay="3"
if_iwi_load="YES"
legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1
if_ipw_load="YES"
legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1
if_iwm_load="YES"
iwm7260fw_load="YES"
legal.intel_iwm.license_ack=1
comconsole_speed="115200"
hw.usb.no_pf="1"

However, there is still no change. 

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Re: 7260 not loading
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 02:26:03 pm »
If it shows as noneX that means no driver attached. It uses the iwm driver which we don't build into the kernel or as a module.

That card is of limited use anyhow, it can only run in station/infrastructure mode as a client, it cannot act as an access point.

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Re: 7260 not loading
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 04:34:32 pm »
okay then the rule of using freebsd hardware documentation isn't valid, as stated here that all freebsd hardware is supported in pfsense:

https://www.pfsense.org/products/#requirements

Hardware Compatibility List
As pfSense is based on FreeBSD, its hardware compatibility list is the same as FreeBSD's. The pfSense kernel includes all FreeBSD drivers.


.  I am only wanting to use this as a client, not as an AP.  Is there a way to load the driver other than recompiling the kernel?  Also, do you plan to add it to pfsense at any point in the future?  If not do you have a list of wifi devices supported by pfsense?
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