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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:58:02 -0600
From:      "Sam Fourman Jr." <sfourman@gmail.com>
To:        "Da Rock" <rock_on_the_web@comcen.com.au>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: [Fwd: iwn driver on 7.1]
Message-ID:  <11167f520901152358t12e549fbu18a72c56398920ee@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <1232083509.22938.90.camel@laptop2.herveybayaustralia.com.au>
References:  <1232083509.22938.90.camel@laptop2.herveybayaustralia.com.au>

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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Da Rock <rock_on_the_web@comcen.com.au>
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:32:04 +1000
> Subject: iwn driver on 7.1
> I've tried the driver on 7.0- 8.0 current is out of the question as it
> still doesn't fully function either- but I'm trying to sort out 7.1
> (might as well, I have many other issues to work out so I might as well
> fix them on this :) ).
>
> The driver patches compiles (iwn-7 from gavin), but when I load it goes
> through the channels and errors and finally dies with a full page fault.
> SO, firstly what info is needed here to help resolve this issue? Second,
> the full functionality of the card is not there- no encryption in
> transmission (no wep, wpa, etc), a channels not working, etc. Again is
> there someone who I could work with to help get this card working?
>
> For reference (Wojciech will be happy to know his suspicions are indeed
> correct :) ) linux has gone to the crapper and even debian can barely
> hold its own with the intel 4965. Incidentally none of the linuxes have
> consistent success at all, and I failed miserably on debian and fedora.
> Although it did work somewhat with fedora 8- strange huh? And its not
> the only area, drivers, kernel, software all seems deeply flawed now:
> seems the project is starting to crumble! I'm struggling to keep my tv
> server up and running on fedora 10 - there appears I may have a light at
> the end of my tunnel in that I may be able to get drivers working for
> freebsd!
>
for what it is worth
I too would very much like iwn working on freebsd 7.1, it works ok on 8-current
but I did run in a issue where all I had available to me were wep
based AP's (linksys wrt54G)
and I could not connect.

Sam Fourman Jr.
Fourman Networks



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