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malo - Marvell Libertas IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network driver
To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your
kernel configuration file:
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
following lines in loader.conf(5):
In both cases, place the following line in loader.conf(5) to load the
The malo driver provides support for Marvell Libertas 88W8335 based PCI
This driver requires firmware to be loaded before it will work. These
firmware files are from the OpenBSD malo driver.
A package for the firmware which can be installed via pkg_add(1) can be
This package must be installed before ifconfig(8) will work.
For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).
The following cards are among those supported by the malo driver:
Card Chip Bus Standard
Netgear WG311v3 88W8335 PCI b/g
Tenda TWL542P 88W8335 PCI b/g
U-Khan UW-2054i 88W8335 PCI b/g
Join an existing BSS network (i.e., connect to an access point):
ifconfig malo0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00
Join a specific BSS network with network name “my_net”:
ifconfig malo0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net
Join a specific BSS network with WEP encryption:
ifconfig malo0 inet 192.168.0.20 netmask 0xffffff00 ssid my_net \
wepmode on wepkey 0x8736639624
altq(4), arp(4), cardbus(4), netintro(4), pci(4), wlan(4), ifconfig(8)
The malo device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 7.1.