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Bug #7725

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Support for iwm

Added by Jamie Nadeau almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Hardware / Drivers
Target version:
Start date:
07/25/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Plus Target Version:
Release Notes:
Affected Version:
2.4
Affected Architecture:

Description

FreeBSD 11-Current added support for the Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3160/7260/7265 IEEE 802.11ac network adapters (https://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/CURRENT/hardware/article.html)
via the iwm driver(https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=iwm&sektion=4&manpath=freebsd-release-ports).

In the current snapshot(2.4.0.b.20170725.1611) the driver is not loaded and will not create a network interface, but is visible via pciconf:

none4@pci0:3:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x80708086 chip=0x08b38086 rev=0x83 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
device = 'Wireless 3160'
class = network

There are other people with the same issue when the iwm driver is not supported: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=134079.0 and involves copying driver from vanilla freebsd

Actions #1

Updated by Jim Thompson almost 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to Renato Botelho
Actions #2

Updated by Jim Pingle almost 3 years ago

  • Category changed from Wireless to Hardware / Drivers
Actions #3

Updated by Renato Botelho about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to 2.5.0

Added iwm/iwmfw to pfSense kernel

Actions #4

Updated by Renato Botelho about 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.5.0 to 2.4.5-p1

Added to 2.4.5-p1 kernel

Actions #5

Updated by Jim Pingle about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

Device appears to be present in the kernel.

: sysctl kern.conftxt | grep iwm
device    iwm
device    iwmfw
: kldstat -v | grep iwm
        168 pci/iwm
        174 iwm8265fw_fw
        173 iwm8000Cfw_fw
        172 iwm7265Dfw_fw
        171 iwm7265fw_fw
        170 iwm7260fw_fw
        169 iwm3160fw_fw
Actions #6

Updated by Manuel Piovan almost 2 years ago

imho it would have been better to compile them out as modules instead

there is the possibility that the wrong driver will be loaded example: iwm7265fw_fw instead of iwm7265Dfw_fw

it's also possible that this is happening or something similar
https://forum.netgate.com/topic/154497/wireless-interface-iwm0-not-showing-in-gui

iwm8000Cfw: root not mounted yet, no way to load image
iwm0: could not read firmware iwm8000Cfw (error 0)
iwm0: SecBoot CPU1 Status: 0x1, CPU2 Status: 0x3
iwm0: Failed to start INIT ucode: 35

also this is present under 2.5.0

164 iwm3168fw_fw

but not under 2.4.5-p1

ref: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=229138
ref: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-wireless/2017-March/007569.html

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