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Old 08-29-2018, 01:51 PM   #1
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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.)

Gratitude!
 
Old 08-29-2018, 09:26 PM   #2
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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.)
 
Old 08-30-2018, 03:25 AM   #3
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Perhaps refer to the iwm(4) man page.

https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?...lt&format=html

The FreeBSD handbook section on wifi:

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook...-wireless.html
 
Old 08-30-2018, 06:43 AM   #4
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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.)
 
Old 08-30-2018, 07:56 AM   #5
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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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