Subject: Re: iwictl program location and the iwi driver (for Intel 2200BG)
To: Sverre Froyen <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/12/2005 20:47:22
Sverre Froyen wrote:
> Hi,
> Now that Damien Bergamini's iwi driver is in the tree, it seems 
> pertinent to consider the location of the iwictl program and the 
> associated Intel firmware.  Obviously, the firmware needs to be loaded 
> before the interface will work and if you use dhcp the interface must 

What's the licence of the iwi firmware? Would it be possible
to include it in the kernel and load that when the device is configured?


> work before before dhclient is started.  The easiest way to achieve 
> this, seems to me, is to place something like
>  !iwictl -i $int -d zzzz -m bss
>  up media autoselect ssid xxxx nwkey yyyy
> in the file /etc/ifconfig.iwi0.
> Since /etc/rc.d/network is run before the /usr partition is mounted, 
> however, this implies that both iwictl program and the directory zzzz 
> must be in the root partition.  iwictl probably belongs in /sbin, but I 
> could not see an obvious place for the firmware.  Is there such a place 
> and, if not, should one be created?
> Thanks,
> Sverre
> PS This likely applies to the ipw driver as well.

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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