Subject: Re: HEADS UP: ipw firmware
To: None <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/17/2006 20:10:33
Rui Paulo <> writes:

> Hi,
> I just committed a patch for ipw to load the firmware automatically, so
> you no longer need to ipwctl -i ipw0 -f /path/bla/bla/bla.
> This should be, transparent, i.e. if you load the firmware via
> ifconfig.if(5) you will only see an error/usage message. There's no
> problem in removing that line from ifconfig.if.
> If there's any problem, feel free to send-pr.

Ok two more things:
1) there was a dumb bug that I fixed.
2) to switch between bss, ibss and monitor mode, you only need to:

 ifconfig ipw0 mediaopt ibss (from intial BSS to IBSS/adhoc)
 ifconfig ipw0 -mediaopt ibss mediaopt monitor (monitor mode)
 ifconfig ipw0 -mediaopt monitor (back to BSS)

Have fun.
  Rui Paulo			<rpaulo@{NetBSD{,-PT}.org,}>