Intel iwi/ipw firmware included in FreeBSD base

FreeBSD -current as of 20070302 now has the iwi(4) driver included in the base tree. But to use it one needs to define the legal tunable via loader.conf. I think Linux still needs you to download the firmware from Intel's iwi/ipw website. Wireless support for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2225BG/2915ABG now work out of the box.

[faith] ~> grep iwi /boot/loader.conf.local
if_iwi_load=”YES”
iwi_bss_load=”YES”
# legal stuff for iwi
legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1

UPDATE: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/03/prweb509818.htm

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