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paracoder 08-29-2018 01:51 PM

Intel 8260 Wireless Card Setup
Good day all!

I'd found a thread of emails where someone apparently got the Intel 8260 wireless chip working in BSD, but his solution was rather vague:

"if_iwm all works!"...

I've tried loading the 'modules' in the loader.conf, it says things are loaded, but sysctl still can't show my device.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

(I have done a custom kernel in Slackware before but never BSD, hoping I can load post boot.. if not I'll need to know how that's done.)


jggimi 08-29-2018 09:26 PM

Ummm... OpenBSD supports the 8260 via it's iwm(4) driver.

(For some people, BSD doesn't equate to FreeBSD, but instead refers to the family of BSD operating systems. I'm one of those people, as I am not a FreeBSD user.)

cynwulf 08-30-2018 03:25 AM

Perhaps refer to the iwm(4) man page.

The FreeBSD handbook section on wifi:

paracoder 08-30-2018 06:43 AM

I've been able to get it working for open network(s), but still trying to figure out the wpa support. Can anyone point me in the direction of how to enable this for the device?

Thank you!

(Fixing it was a matter of loading if_iwm with kldload at which points it loads the driver, then using ipconfig create wlan0 with the actual device's name.)

cynwulf 08-30-2018 07:56 AM

All of this is covered in the handbook page I linked to.

Unlike Linux, FreeBSD has excellent documentation - it's highly recommended to use it rather than trawling through blogs and fishing for answers on web forums.

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