Solved Intel WiFi AC 9560

jbodenmann

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Currently I am dealing with a Lenovo Thinkpad P2000 which comes equipped with an Intel AC 9560 WiFi module.

According to the man page of iwm(4) the 9560 is supported (listed in the description section). However, there isn't any mentioning of iwm9560fw_load or similar.

After booting FreeBSD 13.0, I don't see any wireless interface showing up under ifconfig. The if_iwm.ko module is loaded tho.

What am I missing here?
 

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I had a typo in what was supposed to be wlans_iwm0="wlan0" in my /etc/rc.conf.... duuuh...
Thank you Sir!

What is the reason that WiFi adapters don't show up under ifconfig "by default"?
 

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What is the reason that WiFi adapters don't show up under ifconfig "by default"?

Just spitballing here, but probably because you can't even bring up OSI Layer 1 without configuring it manually.
 

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You never use the interface itself directly, you have to create a wlan0 interface to configure it. This actually allows you to run multiple wireless networks concurrently on the same physical interface.
 
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