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Date:      Sun, 4 Jan 2009 14:51:07 +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:  <20090104145107.GA1005@laptop.piggybox>
In-Reply-To: <495AC5AF.5060408@intersonic.se>
References:  <495AA573.4020303@intersonic.se> <20081230233350.GA4401@laptop.piggybox> <495AC5AF.5060408@intersonic.se>

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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?


Peter Harrison

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