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

     The IPW Web Page, http://damien.bergamini.free.fr/ipw/.

AUTHORS
     The ipw driver was	written	by Damien Bergamini <damien@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD	9.3			 July 16, 2005			   FreeBSD 9.3

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