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Re: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 - WiFi

This is very helpful. I'm amazed by the responses that were sent out so 
quickly! Thanks so far everybody.

Rares, yes I am aware this hardware is quite new and older hardware is better 
supported. But I figured I can always try, maybe I'll be lucky and get this to 
work somehow.

Dideer, the eula acceptances in sysctl.conf did not make the kernel recognise 
the chip unfortunately.

Patrick, this patch seems hopeful, how should I go about applying this? I never 
patched anything before. A link to point in the right direction should be fine 
for me to work it out.

Best regards,


On Oct 18, 2012, at 8:42 PM, Patrick Welche <>

> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 07:48:59PM +0200, didier gaumet wrote:
>> Like another contributor told you, this chipset is rather recent...
>> If this card is recognized it is probably by iwi driver more than
>> one of the other intel wireless drivers (ipw, iwn, wpi).
>> For these drivers to work, you need approve a license in order for a
>> firmware to load.
>> please try to add:
>> hw.ipw.accept_eula=1
>> hw.iwi.accept_eula=1
>> hw.iwn.accept_eula=1
>> hw.wpi.accept_eula=1
> This was news to me, and I'm using a
> iwn0 at pci3 dev 0 function 0: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (rev. 0x34)
> so it seems that there is a hw.iwi.accept_eula, but I don't seem to have
> a hw.iwn.accept_eula...
> ... and I suppose we should start with this trivial patch?
> Cheers,
> Patrick
> <pcidevs.diff>

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