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Date:      Fri, 18 May 2007 10:47:12 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Justin Muir <>
Subject:   Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG  - if_ipw not working
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I load the module and I'm not getting the ipw0 device.
If I'm reading the instructions
correctly, I should be able to:

1. load the driver
2. see the ipw0 device 
3. load the firmware into the device with ipwcontrol.

The if_ipw kernel module loads without errors.

I checked the device/driver under windows and that's
what it's showing - Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG, IRQ 17

I checked my dmesg output and there is a network
device with IRQ 17, but it states there is no driver

Not sure what I'm doing wrong here....

Any suggestions?



ps - dmesg and uname output attached

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FreeBSD  6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12 11:05:30 UTC 2007  i386

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Copyright (c) 1992-2007 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12 11:05:30 UTC 2007
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T7200  @ 2.00GHz (1995.01-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6f6  Stepping = 6
  AMD Features=0x20000000<LM>
  AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>
  Cores per package: 2
real memory  = 2147221504 (2047 MB)
avail memory = 2096107520 (1999 MB)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
 cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
 cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
kbd1 at kbdmux0
ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
acpi0: <A M I OEMRSDT> on motherboard
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
acpi_bus_number: can't get _ADR
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
acpi_ec0: <Embedded Controller: GPE 0x1c> port 0x62,0x66 on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_throttle0: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu0
cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_throttle1: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu1
acpi_throttle1: failed to attach P_CNT
device_attach: acpi_throttle1 attach returned 6
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> irq 16 at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
pci0: <multimedia> at device 27.0 (no driver attached)
pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> irq 16 at device 28.0 on pci0
pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2
re0: <RealTek 8168B/8111B PCIe Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xb800-0xb8ff mem 0xfd8ff000-0xfd8fffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci2
miibus0: <MII bus> on re0
rgephy0: <RTL8169S/8110S media interface> on miibus0
rgephy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX, 1000baseTX-FDX, auto
re0: Ethernet address: 00:18:f3:83:1f:f5
re0: [FAST]
pcib3: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> irq 17 at device 28.1 on pci0
pci3: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib3
pci3: <network> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
pcib4: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> irq 18 at device 28.2 on pci0
pci4: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib4
pcib5: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> irq 19 at device 28.3 on pci0
pci6: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib5
uhci0: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xec00-0xec1f irq 23 at device 29.0 on pci0
usb0: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xe880-0xe89f irq 19 at device 29.1 on pci0
usb1: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xe800-0xe81f irq 18 at device 29.2 on pci0
usb2: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci3: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> port 0xe480-0xe49f irq 16 at device 29.3 on pci0
usb3: <UHCI (generic) USB controller> on uhci3
usb3: USB revision 1.0
uhub3: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub3: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ehci0: <Intel 82801GB/R (ICH7) USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xfebfbc00-0xfebfbfff irq 23 at device 29.7 on pci0
usb4: EHCI version 1.0
usb4: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1 usb2 usb3
usb4: <Intel 82801GB/R (ICH7) USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb4: USB revision 2.0
uhub4: Intel EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub4: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
umass0: SanDisk Corporation Staples Relay, rev 2.00/0.10, addr 2
ugen0: Syntek Semiconductor USB 2.0 Image Capture Controller, rev 2.00/0.05, addr 3
pcib6: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 30.0 on pci0
pci8: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib6
fwohci0: <1394 Open Host Controller Interface> mem 0xfeaff800-0xfeafffff irq 16 at device 1.0 on pci8
fwohci0: OHCI version 1.0 (ROM=1)
fwohci0: No. of Isochronous channels is 4.
fwohci0: EUI64 00:e0:18:00:03:76:e9:ac
fwohci0: Phy 1394a available S400, 1 ports.
fwohci0: Link S400, max_rec 2048 bytes.
firewire0: <IEEE1394(FireWire) bus> on fwohci0
fwe0: <Ethernet over FireWire> on firewire0
if_fwe0: Fake Ethernet address: 02:e0:18:76:e9:ac
fwe0: Ethernet address: 02:e0:18:76:e9:ac
fwe0: if_start running deferred for Giant
sbp0: <SBP-2/SCSI over FireWire> on firewire0
fwohci0: Initiate bus reset
fwohci0: node_id=0xc800ffc0, gen=1, CYCLEMASTER mode
firewire0: 1 nodes, maxhop <= 0, cable IRM = 0 (me)
firewire0: bus manager 0 (me)
pci8: <base peripheral> at device 1.1 (no driver attached)
pci8: <base peripheral> at device 1.2 (no driver attached)
pci8: <base peripheral> at device 1.3 (no driver attached)
pci8: <base peripheral> at device 1.4 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 31.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel ICH7M SATA300 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xffa0-0xffaf at device 31.2 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
acpi_lid0: <Control Method Lid Switch> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
acpi_button1: <Sleep Button> on acpi0
acpi_tz0: <Thermal Zone> on acpi0
acpi_acad0: <AC Adapter> on acpi0
battery0: <ACPI Control Method Battery> on acpi0
battery1: <ACPI Control Method Battery> on acpi0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model IntelliMouse, device ID 3
sio0: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio0: port may not be enabled
sio0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff,0x6f8-0x6ff irq 3 drq 1 flags 0x10 on acpi0
sio0: type 16550A
pmtimer0 on isa0
ppc0: parallel port not found.
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
ums0: Logitech Optical USB Mouse, rev 2.00/3.40, addr 2, iclass 3/1
ums0: 3 buttons and Z dir.
ugen1: STMicroelectronics Biometric Coprocessor, rev 1.00/0.01, addr 2
ugen2: vendor 0x0b05 product 0x1712, rev 2.00/19.15, addr 3
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
ad0: 114473MB <Seagate ST9120822AS 3.ALA> at ata0-master SATA150
acd0: DVDR <TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D/AS05> at ata1-master UDMA33
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: < Staples Relay 0.1> Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device 
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
da0: 977MB (2001888 512 byte sectors: 64H 32S/T 977C)
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s3a


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