Instructions for iwi(4)

Do you have a Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 2225BG, or 2915ABG wireless card?  The driver is iwi(4).  It requires a kernel module and some downloadable firmware, which makes it slightly more troublesome to set up.   Luckily, ‘ferz’ has written up just how to get it working.

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5 Comments on Instructions for iwi(4)


  1. Sascha Wildner says:

    iwi(4) doesn’t need firmware from pkgsrc, because the firmware is in base.

    iwi_bss.ko, iwi_ibss.ko and iwi_monitor.ko modules


  2. You’re right. I had noticed the changes to the page:

    But not noticed that the firmware download was part of the old documentation. It sounds like that can be removed completely.

  3. Joe Talbott says:

    Awesome. Big thanks to ‘ferz’ for his contribution.

  4. edb says:

    If you’re updating the wireless docs, please add “weptkey 1 up” to the examples line in the ath man page where it says to connect to a Specific BSS network with WEP encryption.

    I found I had to add “weptkey 1 up” , after failing to get working ath connections, where wpi (on another machine) had used a similar command line with “weptkey 1 up” and it worked fine. When I added it to the example, my ath started working….

    The online handbook wpa_supplicant docs have a notice about being wrong, without any info on what part is wrong with the example or what to do instead…

  5. Justin says:

    edb – can you submit a patch, or an email to