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Date:      Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:15:29 +0000
From:      Peter Harrison <peter.piggybox@virgin.net>
To:        Per olof Ljungmark <peo@intersonic.se>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org, Peter Harrison <peter.piggybox@virgin.net>
Subject:   Re: iwi on 7-STABLE
Message-ID:  <20090106201529.GA1004@laptop.piggybox>
In-Reply-To: <4961115C.3010005@intersonic.se>
References:  <495AA573.4020303@intersonic.se> <20081230233350.GA4401@laptop.piggybox> <495AC5AF.5060408@intersonic.se> <20090104145107.GA1005@laptop.piggybox> <4961115C.3010005@intersonic.se>

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Sunday,  4 January 2009 at 20:43:24 +0100, Per olof Ljungmark said:
> Peter Harrison wrote:
> >Wednesday, 31 December 2008 at  2:06:55 +0100, Per olof Ljungmark said:
> >>Peter Harrison wrote:
> >>>Tuesday, 30 December 2008 at 23:49:23 +0100, Per olof Ljungmark said:
> >>>
> >>>>Hi all,
> >>>>
> >>>>Here I am away with the family visiting friends and I REALLY need
> >>>>to get the iwi if up and running.
> >>>>
> >>>>It's a recently updated system (7.1RC2). Read the man pages, tried 
> >>>>different variations on legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1, iwi_load, 
> >>>>firmware_load etc. in /boot/loader.conf but I cannot get a
> >>>>connection to the router.
> >>>>
> >>>>It used to work on this box with my basic config, a Thinkpad T42,
> >>>>and it still does with XP.
> >>>>
> >>>>The interface is associated to the access point ok.
> >>>>
> >>>>Anyone who can hint me on how to debug this? Would sysctl
> >>>>debug.iwi.0=1 help? Of course, ANY information is of interest. Does
> >>>>iwi have a problem with certain routers?
> >>>>
> >>>>Sorry, no config files, I'm without connectivity when booting
> >>>>FreeBSD...
> >>>>
> >>>>Any help appriciated!
> >>>I don't know whether iwi has issues with particular routers, however
> >>>I do have it working on 7-STABLE i386 without difficulty.
> >>>
> >>>Does it help to see the relevant bits from my config?
> >>>
> >>>/boot/loader.conf:
> >>>
> >>>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
> >>>
> >>>/etc/rc.conf:
> >>>
> >>>ifconfig_iwi0="inet 192.168.1.4  netmask 255.255.255.0  ssid
> >>>***********  bssid 00:14:bf:94:1e:75  channel 11  wepmode on wepkey
> >>>****************************  deftxkey 1"
> >>>
> >>>(yes, I know I shouldn't still be using WEP).
> >>>
> >>>Works without difficult connecting to a Linksys router.
> >>>
> >>>I did have some difficulty I seem to recall when I turned off SSID
> >>>broadcast on the router. I'd suggest trying with all the security
> >>>turned off if you haven't already to see if you can connect at all,
> >>>and then reintroduce the security measures later.
> >>Thanks for your reply.
> >>
> >>Your config is identical to mine. I think something fishy is going on
> >>here but don't know what it is - yet..
> >>
> >>The router is a Netgear WNR854T.
> >
> >Have you tried running without WEP or WPA and with the router broadcasting 
> >the SSID, to test whether that's the issue?
> >
> 
> Yes, did that. In all the cases I've tested iwi is associated but no IP. 
> Several XP boxes works fine with same router and settings. A guess then 
> would be that the problem lies with the routers DHCP server rather than 
> the wireless.
> 
> Now back home, I tried same config with our Linksys router and no problem.
> 
> I could not find anything odd or unusual in the setup for the Netgear so 
> why this happened is still obscure to me.
> 

Well that leaves me a bit stumped too I'm afraid. It could just be a compatibility issue with the router - possibly worth noting that I'm also successfully using a Linksys here.

Have you tried assigning a static IP address?


Peter Harrison.

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