No network interface when installing

palozano

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I'm installing FreeBSD 12.1 in a laptop, and when the installation prompts to configure the network (IPv4/IPv6), no adapter appears.
I entered another tty (Alt+F4) and run ifconfig, where only lo0 device shows up. Any idea on how to make it recognize the WiFi card?
 

steps

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What laptop are you using and what WIFI chip is build in? Can you see your WIFI chip in the output of pciconf -lv?
It might be necessary to load the right driver for your WIFI chip before starting the automatic installation procedure.
 

tingo

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Common workaround: add a wired network connection temporarily during the install, then fix the necessary wireless network setup later. Of course, this only works if the laptop has a wired network interface.
 

fbsd1

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Common workaround: add a wired network connection temporarily during the install, then fix the necessary wireless network setup later. Of course, this only works if the laptop has a wired network interface.
I'm installing FreeBSD 12.1 in a laptop, and when the installation prompts to configure the network (IPv4/IPv6), no adapter appears.
I entered another tty (Alt+F4) and run ifconfig, where only lo0 device shows up. Any idea on how to make it recognize the WiFi card?
 

fbsd1

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Check your laptop's bios and make sure your wifi interface is enabled. Hit pf2 or pf10 at start of power on to bring up the bois menu.
 
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