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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 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 operation.  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 following 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 reason.  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>