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Old 06-09-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Tutorial: FreeBSD with Intel Pro/Wireless 2200


USING A PRO/WIRELESS 2200 Intel CARD ON FREEBSD:


Installing Firmware

Code:
su
cd /usr/ports/net/iwi-firmware/
make install clean
or

Code:
su
pkg_add -r iwi-firmware-2.3_1

Configuration

Code:
kldload if_iwi
iwicontrol iwi0 -d /boot/firmware -m bss
ifconfig iwi0 up

Installing GUI for Finding/Connecting to Networks

Code:
su
cd /usr/ports/sysutils/desktopbsd-tools
make install clean

dbsd-nettray
an applet should pop up in the system tray and allow you to scan and connect to wireless networks


Notes

Tested on:
HP dv1000 Notebook PC
Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 internal Card
PC-BSD 1.0

Should work with 2100 cards-
just replace all "iwi" with "ipw" (untested- if someone has a 2100 card could they test, and post the results?)

If this doesent work, try the following pages
http://damien.bergamini.free.fr/ipw/index.html
http://www.freebsdmall.com/~loader/e...s/article.html
http://www.bsdforums.org (nothing against LQ- but its just another place to look)
http://www.freebsd.org/docs.html

For more programs included in the DesktopBSD-Tools package
http://desktopbsd.net/wiki/doku.php?...ols_in_freebsd


Please Post back your results- if it does not work I will try to make adjustments.

Good Luck! -Jack

Last edited by pengu; 06-09-2006 at 07:04 PM.
 
Old 06-22-2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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Hi Pengu,

thank you very, very much for this Tutorial!

I'm new to BSD and was close to giving up all hope to make my Wireless Chipset run. But then I found this Tutorial and it really saved my day =)

Keep up the good work

Yours,

S.M.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 11:13 PM   #3
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no problem, and welcome to LQ!
 
Old 10-03-2006, 03:34 PM   #4
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hey, freebsd 6.1 does not come with desktopbsd-tools package and i cant get online till i can get iwi to work on my laptop. do u have any link to where i can download desktopbsd manually and burn to cd and install package from there?
 
  


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