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Old 21st August 2009
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Post HOWTO: Wireless with Intel 3945ABG/4965AGN on FreeBSD 8.0

Since handbook covers only method that works up to 7.x series I will add here what to do to have working wireless Intel 3945ABG on FreeBSD 8.0.

You need to add these things to these files:

/boot/loader.conf
Code:
if_wpi_load="YES"
/etc/rc.conf
Code:
wlans_wpi0="wlan0"
ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
Code:
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel

network={
  ssid="network0"
  proto=WPA
  psk="5a$$w04d0"
  }

network={
  ssid="network1"
  proto=WPA
  psk="5a$$w04d1"
  }
This is of course setup for WPA encryption, currently the most popular sollution.

It works reliably, I was able to pkg_add -r -v xorg without any problems.

To search new networks just type: ifconfig wlan0 up scan

EDIT 2009-12-01

To get wireless connection on Intel 4965AGN, it will require the following changes to this cnofiguration:

/boot/loader.conf
Code:
-if_wpi_load="YES"
+if_iwn_load="YES"
/etc/rc.conf
Code:
-wlans_wpi0="wlan0"
+wlans_iwn0="wlan0"
 ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
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>It works reliably

Well to some degree. It doesn't throw panics, that's for sure. But it sometimes loses the connection or drops the performance - /etc/rc.d/netif restart is good friend while generating reasonable traffic ;-)

To sum it up it's rather usable but far beyond in terms quality compared to drivers like if_ath. But better than devices using if_rum and maybe equal to if_ral.
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@Oliver_H

I was suprised how well it worked, I had notorious problems with that card in OpenSolaris 2009.06, it disconected very often, as I said, I was able to pkg_add -r xorg without any problems.

I will add some more info after longer usage of it.
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$ dmesg | grep wpi0
wpi0: <Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG...

Intel wireless 3945ABG.
Tested on freebsd 9.1 Release. Perfect.

Thank you.:

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HOWTO written in 2009, still works in 2014, not bad

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