Subject: Re: iwi WiFi interface firmware load on boot
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: thilo <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/03/2005 22:18:51
Curt Sampson wrote:

> On Sat, 3 Dec 2005, thilo wrote:
>> isn't it better to keep that setup in ifconfig.iwi ?
> Possibly. Does this work with dhclient? (I.e., will ifconfig.iwi load
> all the right stuff, and then dhclient will be able to use it?) I had
> assumed you do one or the other.

I had no issues using dhclient,
/etc/rc.d/network comes first (which does the stuft
dhcp client is later. and would ( i belive ) only modify the 

ifconfig.iwi can contain arbritary commands: (mine is:)

    #Set up the iwi0 interface
    !iwictl -i iwi0 -d /etc/firmware netmask ssid HERE nwkey
    2:0x.....,0x.......,0x0.....,0x0...... up

> And even so, it might be easier for users simply to install the firmware
> package and change an option in rc.conf to "yes". But maybe not that
> much easier.

I do see this argument! (it did cost me some time to understand the 
"firmware" load bit,
and I guess it's quite unusual.... )
btw. this is IMHO -- so not necessary some-one elses :-(