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IWN(4)		       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual			IWN(4)

NAME
     iwn -- Intel IEEE 802.11n wireless	network	driver

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

	   device iwn
	   device pci
	   device wlan
	   device firmware

     You also need to select a firmware	for your device.  Choose one from:

	   device iwn4965fw
	   device iwn1000fw
	   device iwn5000fw
	   device iwn5150fw
	   device iwn6000fw
	   device iwn6000g2afw
	   device iwn6000g2bfw
	   device iwn6050fw

     Or	you can	use

	   device iwnfw

     to	include	them all.

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

	   if_iwn_load="YES"
	   iwn4965fw_load="YES"
	   iwn1000fw_load="YES"
	   iwn5000fw_load="YES"
	   iwn5150fw_load="YES"
	   iwn6000fw_load="YES"
	   iwn6000g2afw_load="YES"
	   iwn6000g2bfw_load="YES"
	   iwn6050fw_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     The iwn driver provides support for:

	   Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
	   Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
	   Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230
	   Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
	   Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
	   Intel Centrino Wireless-N 130
	   Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000
	   Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030
	   Intel Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
	   Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300
	   Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965
	   Intel WiFi Link 5100
	   Intel WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
	   Intel WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350

     iwn supports station, adhoc, and monitor mode operation.  Only one	vir-
     tual 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 iwnfw module to work.

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

	   ifconfig wlan create	wlandev	iwn0 inet 192.168.0.20 \
	       netmask 0xffffff00

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

	   ifconfig wlan create	wlandev	iwn0 ssid my_net up

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

	   ifconfig wlan create	wlandev	iwn0 ssid my_net \
		   wepmode on wepkey 0x1234567890 weptxkey 1 up

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

	   ifconfig wlan create	wlandev	iwn0 wlanmode adhoc ssid my_net	\
	       wepmode on wepkey 0x01020304050607080910111213 weptxkey 1

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

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

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

     iwn%d: could not load firmware image '%s'	The driver failed to load the
     firmware image using the firmware(9) subsystem.  Verify the iwnfw(4)
     firmware module is	present.

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

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

     iwn%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
     iwnfw(4), pci(4), wlan(4),	wlan_ccmp(4), wlan_tkip(4), wlan_wep(4),
     ifconfig(8), wpa_supplicant(8)

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

FreeBSD	9.3			March 27, 2012			   FreeBSD 9.3

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | EXAMPLES | DIAGNOSTICS | SEE ALSO | AUTHORS

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