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Re: kern/52411: Cannot load iwn0 firmware (Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200

On 17 July 2017 at 13:15, Robert Elz <> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR kern/52411; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
> To: Donald Allen <>
> Cc:,,,
> Subject: Re: kern/52411: Cannot load iwn0 firmware (Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200
> Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:12:24 +0700
>      Date:        Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:34:07 -0400
>      From:        Donald Allen <>
>      Message-ID:  <>
>    | Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200
>  I noticed that Christos list of firmware files contains ...
>  iwlwifi-2000-6.ucode
>  iwlwifi-2030-6.ucode
>  I have neither of those on a NetBSD 7.0_BETA system that I have, but
>  it looks as if they were added just before NetBSD 7 was released, so
>  they should be there.
>  I'd guess that one of them (the 2030 version it seems) is probably the one
>  that you need.

Either the firmware is supposed to be installed by the installer or it
must be installed via a package. If the former, as seems likely, then
it should have been there, and there was circumstantial evidence that
I cited in my original report that it was. If so, then there was
another issue besides the absence of the correct firmware file.

As I've said, I've already moved on to a Linux distribution, so I
can't help any more with this than I already have.

I will close by saying that there has been no response to my comment
about the documentation problem. I think it's a serious issue and not
just in the wifi area. It does no good to produce good software that
is undocumented and therefore difficult or impossible to use.

Good luck.

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