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Date:      Fri, 9 Jan 2009 08:55:48 +0100
From:      "Alain G. Fabry" <alainfabry@belgacom.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   3945ABG wireless problems
Message-ID:  <20090109075548.GA8216@desmo.3rdrock.kicks-ass.net>

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Hi,

I'm having problems with my 3945ABG Wireless card.

I keep on getting "wpi0: Radio Transmitter is switched off"

pushing 802.11 button on laptop -> Turning OFF
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Jan  9 07:59:08 desmo kernel: ugen0: at uhub0 port 1 (addr 2) disconnected
Jan  9 07:59:08 desmo kernel: ugen0: detached

pushing 802.11 button again -> Turning ON
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Jan  9 07:59:13 desmo root: Unknown USB device: vendor 0x03f0 product 0x171d bus uhub0
Jan  9 07:59:13 desmo kernel: ugen0: <Broadcom Corp HP Integrated Module, class 224/1, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 2> on uhub0

ifconfig wpi0 up
----------------
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: NEWSTATE:INIT
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: Resetting the card - clearing any uploaded firmware
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: Loading microcode  size 0x384
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: firmware status=0xffff0000, val=0x40400000, result=0x40400000
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: Status Match! - ntries = 0
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: microcode alive notification version 10e02 alive 1
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: microcode alive notification version 10e02 alive 1
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: wpi0: Radio Transmitter is switched off
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: state changed to 1
Jan  9 07:58:51 desmo kernel: wpi0: Radio transmitter is switched off

I notice that I didn't have the license at /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_wpi/LICENSE, so I grabbed it from http://people.freebsd.org/~benjsc/downloads/wpi/20071102-freebsd-wpi.tar.gz

/boot/loader.conf includes the following
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if_wpi_load="YES"
wlan_load="YES"
wlan_amrr_load="YES"
firmware_load="YES"
wpifw_load="YES"
legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1

What am I doing wrong here....??

Many thanks,

Alain



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