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How to install wireless driver

Discussion in 'Installing and Upgrading FreeBSD' started by chen8002004, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. chen8002004

    chen8002004 New Member

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    Hi, all:

    I am new in driver installation. Can anyone tell me the detailed steps to install a wireless driver?

    I want to install iwn driver on FreeBSD 7.2. I download the driver from http://people.freebsd.org/~gavin/iwn-7/iwn-7.tgz.
    However, I don't know how to compile the driver. I find two directories under the packet: "share" and "sys". Where should I extract the packet to, "/usr/src/sys"? Should I recompile the kernel? Or use "configure", "make", "make "install"?

    After I add "device iwn" to kernel configuration file and compile the kernel, error: device "iwn" is unknown.

    Thank you.
    Max
     
  2. lyuts

    lyuts New Member

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    I think this package should have either README or INSTALL files inside it.
     
  3. aragon

    aragon New Member

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    Don't bother with that patch. It doesn't work. Rather upgrade to FreeBSD 8.0. iwn works wonderfully on 8.0.
     
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    f-andrey New Member

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  5. chen8002004

    chen8002004 New Member

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    Problem solved. But face a new problem. create another thread