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IPW(4)		       FreeBSD 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 ipwfw
	   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_ipw_load="YES"

     In	both cases, place the following	line in	loader.conf(5) to acknowledge
     the firmware license (see below):

	   legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1

DESCRIPTION
     The ipw driver provides support for the Intel PRO/Wireless	2100 MiniPCI
     network adapter.  ipw supports station, adhoc, and	monitor	mode opera-
     tion.  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 ipwfw module to work.
     For the loaded firmware to	be enabled for use the license at
     /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/LICENSE must be agreed by adding the fol-
     lowing line to loader.conf(5):

	   legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1

FILES
     /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/LICENSE  ipw firmware license

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

	   ifconfig wlan create	wlandev	ipw0 inet 192.168.0.20 \
	       netmask 0xffffff00

     Join a specific BSS network with network name ``my_net'':

	   ifconfig wlan create	wlandev	ipw0 ssid my_net up

     Join a specific BSS network with 64-bit WEP encryption:

	   ifconfig wlan create	wlandev	ipw0 ssid my_net \
		   wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890 weptxkey 1 up

     Join a specific BSS network with 128-bit WEP encryption:

	   ifconfig wlan create	wlandev	ipw0 wlanmode adhoc ssid my_net	\
	       wepmode on wepkey 0x01020304050607080910111213 weptxkey 1

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

     ipw%d: firmware error  The	onboard	microcontroller	crashes	for some rea-
     son.  The driver will reset the hardware.	This should not	happen.

     ipw%d: timeout waiting for	firmware initialization	to complete  The
     onboard microcontroller failed to initialize in time.  This should	not
     happen.

     ipw%d: could not load firmware image '%s'	The driver failed to load the
     firmware image using the firmware(9) subsystem.  Verify the ipwfw(4)
     firmware module is	installed and the license agreement loader(8) tunable
     has been set.

     ipw%d: could not load microcode  An attempt to upload the microcode image
     to	the onboard microcontroller failed.  This should not happen.

     ipw%d: could not load firmware  An	attempt	to upload the firmware image
     to	the onboard microcontroller failed.  This should not happen.

SEE ALSO
     ipwfw(4), pci(4), wlan(4),	wlan_ccmp(4), wlan_tkip(4), wlan_wep(4),
     ifconfig(8), wpa_supplicant(8)

AUTHORS
     The original ipw driver was written by Damien Bergamini
     <damien.bergamini@free.fr>.

FreeBSD	10.1			April 13, 2008			  FreeBSD 10.1

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