Subject: Re: bce and iwi problems
To: Hitoshi Asaeda <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/2005 08:27:38
On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 07:32 +0200, Hitoshi Asaeda wrote:
> I've installed netbsd-current on ThinkPad X40 and Dell Inspiron 8600
> these days. 
> Netbsd on X40 recognizes its wireless interface as iwi0, but when I
> run "dhclient iwi0", it says "ifconfig: SIOCAIFADDR: Input/output
> error" and "iwi0: not found", and hence I cannot enable this
> interface.
> I used GENERIC_LAPTOP for the kernel generation and everything was
> built last week.

You need to install the iwi-firmware package from pkgsrc, then place the
following line at the top of /etc/ifconfig.iwi0:

  !/usr/sbin/iwictl iwi0 -i iwi0 -d /usr/pkg/libdata/if_iwi