Support for iwm
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
#5 Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months 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
#6 Updated by Manuel Piovan 2 months 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
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
but not under 2.4.5-p1