How to configure FreeBSD 8 to use an Intel 2200 AG wireless card on an IBM T40?
Usually I try to document every step, but I am not going to document how to install the mini-PCI card in your IBM T40, nor am I going to tell you how to download an ISO to overcome the 1802 BIOS error. But you got links…I hope the work in the future.
Step 1 – Install FreeBSD
I assume you are on a Laptop and want a desktop so here are my instructions for a desktop.
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You should now have your system in the same state that I have mine.
Step 2 – Verifying your device is installed
Ok, before we get started, lets at least make sure that the miniPCI Intel 2200 AG wireless card shows up.
- Us pciconf to look at loaded pci devices.
- Locate the Intel 2200 BG mini-pci card. Mine shows up as follows:
Step 3 – Setup/Install Intel Wireless Support
Ok, Intel requires you to accept a license agreement and you have to actually enter this acceptance in your /boot/loader.conf. Also you need to enable other wifi modules as well.
- Su to root.
- Edit the /boot/loader.conf with your favorite editor (lets use easy editor or ee)
- Enter the following lines:
- Save and close /boot/loader.conf.
Note: If you want to see this work before you move one, feel free to reboot now.
I believe at this point you can connect to any wireless network that is not secured (not using WEP or WPA).