Contributed by merdely on from the new-wifi-goodness dept.
Damien Bergamini (damien@) writes:
A couple hours ago, I committed a new driver named iwn(4) for Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapters present in many Core 2 Duo laptops (like the ThinkPad T61p).
Please test it and report failure/success directly to me.
I'm especially interested in test reports from users running amd64 on their Core 2 Duo but all other test reports are welcome too.
Notice that the 802.11n functionalities are not yet supported because some work is required in our net80211(9) layer first. My plan is to work on 802.11n features (mainly frames aggregation, block ACKs, 40MHz channels) only after I get WPA2-PSK working. I've also started to work on a driver for Ralink's RT2860 chipset that I'd like to finish first.
Like with previous ipw(4), iwi(4) and wpi(4) drivers, the iwn(4) driver requires a firmware that can't be redistributed with the base system (see its LICENSE). Please read the man page to know where you can download it from.
Get to testing this new driver and send damien@ your feedback.
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