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

AUTHORS

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