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iwi(7D) 							      Devices								   iwi(7D)

NAME
iwi - Intel Pro. Wireless 802.11a/b/g IPW2200B/G IPW2915A/B/G Driver DESCRIPTION
The iwi 802.11b/g wireless NIC driver is a multi-threaded, loadable, clonable, GLDv3-based STREAMS driver supporting the Data Link Provider Interface, dlpi(7P), on Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG 2915ABG chipset-based wireless NIC's. Driver functions include controller ini- tialization, wireless 802.11b infrastructure network connection, WEP and frame transmit and receive. DRIVER CONFIGURATION
The iwi driver performs auto-negotiation to determine the data rate and mode. Supported 802.11b data rates are 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbits/sec. Supported 802.11g data rates are 1, 2, 5.5, 11, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbits/sec. The iwi driver supports only BSS networks (also known as "ap" or "infrastructure" networks) and "open"(or "open-system") or "shared system" authentication. Only WEP encryption is currently supported. You perform configuration and administration tasks using the dladm(1M) and wificonfig(1M) utilities. FILES
/dev/iwi* Special character device. /kernel/drv/iwi 32-bit ELF kernel module (x86). /kernel/drv/amd64/iwi 64-bit ELF kernel module (x86). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |x86 | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
dladm(1M), wificonfig(1M), attributes(5), gld(7D), dlpi(7P) ANSI/IEEE Std 802.11- Standard for Wireless LAN Technology -- 1999 IEEE Std 802.11a- Standard for Wireless LAN Technology-Rev. A-- 2003 IEEE Std 802.11b - Standard for Wireless LAN Technology-Rev. B -- 2003 IEEE Std 802.11g- Standard for Wireless LAN Technology -Rev. G-- 2003 SunOS 5.11 11 Mar 2007 iwi(7D)

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NAME
iwi -- Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2225BG/2915ABG IEEE 802.11 driver SYNOPSIS
To compile this driver into the kernel, include the following lines in your kernel configuration file: device iwi device iwifw device pci device wlan device firmware Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): if_iwi_load="YES" In both cases, place the following line in loader.conf(5) to acknowledge the firmware license (see below): legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 DESCRIPTION
The iwi driver provides support for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG MiniPCI and 2225BG PCI network adapters. iwi supports station, adhoc, and monitor mode operation. Only one virtual interface may be configured at any time. For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8). This driver requires the firmware built with the iwifw module to work. For the loaded firmware to be enabled for use the license at /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/LICENSE must be agreed by adding the following line to loader.conf(5): legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 FILES
/usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/LICENSE iwi firmware license EXAMPLES
Join an existing BSS network (i.e., connect to an access point): ifconfig wlan create wlandev iwi0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 Join a specific BSS network with network name ``my_net'': ifconfig wlan create wlandev iwi0 ssid my_net up Join a specific BSS network with 64-bit WEP encryption: ifconfig wlan create wlandev iwi0 ssid my_net wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890 weptxkey 1 up Join a specific BSS network with 128-bit WEP encryption: ifconfig wlan create wlandev iwi0 wlanmode adhoc ssid my_net wepmode on wepkey 0x01020304050607080910111213 weptxkey 1 DIAGNOSTICS
iwi%d: device timeout The driver will reset the hardware. This should not happen. iwi%d: firmware error The onboard microcontroller crashed for some reason. The driver will reset the hardware. This should not happen. iwi%d: timeout waiting for firmware initialization to complete The onboard microcontroller failed to initialize in time. This should not happen. iwi%d: could not load firmware image '%s' The driver failed to load the firmware image using the firmware(9) subsystem. Verify the iwifw(4) firmware module is installed and the license agreement loader(8) tunable has been set. iwi%d: could not load boot firmware An attempt to upload the boot firmware image to the onboard microcontroller failed. This should not happen. iwi%d: could not load microcode An attempt to upload the microcode image to the onboard microcontroller failed. This should not happen. iwi%d: could not load main firmware An attempt to upload the main firmware image to the onboard microcontroller failed. This should not happen. SEE ALSO
iwifw(4), pci(4), wlan(4), wlan_ccmp(4), wlan_tkip(4), wlan_wep(4), ifconfig(8), wpa_supplicant(8). AUTHORS
The original iwi driver was written by Damien Bergamini <damien.bergamini@free.fr> BSD
April 13, 2008 BSD
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