Subject: [Announce] Driver for Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 (Centrino)
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From: Damien Bergamini <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/31/2004 14:37:46
I'm pleased to announce the first release of a native NetBSD driver for the
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 802.11b network adapter (a core component of the
Intel(R) Centrino technology). You can download the driver here:

The ipw driver currently supports NetBSD 1.6.2 only. It will be ported to

The ipw driver is distributed under the BSD License. It is not a port of the
Intel(R) ipw2100 driver for Linux but a complete rewriting from scratch. It
uses the NetBSD IEEE 802.11 network layer and the adapter can be configured
with the ifconfig(8) and the ipwcontrol(8) commands.

As stated above, this is a first release and the driver is under active
development so do not expect too much stability from it.

Best regards,
Damien Bergamini