IPW(4) MidnightBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual IPW(4)

NAME

ipw — Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 IEEE 802.11 driver

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:

device ipw
device pci
device wlan

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following lines in loader.conf(5):

if_ipw_load="YES"
wlan_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The ipw driver provides support for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 MiniPCI network adapter.

By default, the ipw driver configures the adapter for BSS operation (aka infrastructure mode). This mode requires the use of an access point.

For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

This driver requires firmware to be loaded before it will work. You need to obtain ipwcontrol(8) from the IPW web page listed below to accomplish loading the firmware before ifconfig(8) will work.

EXAMPLES

Join an existing BSS network (i.e., connect to an access point):

ifconfig ipw0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00

Join a specific BSS network with network name ‘‘my_net’’:

ifconfig ipw0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net

Join a specific BSS network with 40-bit WEP encryption:

ifconfig ipw0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net \
wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890

Join a specific BSS network with 104-bit WEP encryption:

ifconfig ipw0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net \
wepmode on wepkey 0x01020304050607080910111213

DIAGNOSTICS

ipw%d: device timeout  The driver will reset the hardware. This should not happen.

ipw%d: Please load firmware  The required firmware has not been loaded into the card, and therefore the card cannot operate. Load the firmware with ipwcontrol(8) before proceeding.

SEE ALSO

an(4), ath(4), iwi(4), pci(4), wi(4), wlan(4), ifconfig(8), ipwcontrol(8), wicontrol(8)

The IPW Web Page

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http://damien.bergamini.free.fr/ipw/ .

AUTHORS

The ipw driver was written by Damien Bergamini 〈damien@FreeBSD.org〉.

MidnightBSD 0.3 July 16, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3