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NAME


iwi - Intel Pro. Wireless 802.11a/b/g IPW2200B/G IPW2915A/B/G Driver

DESCRIPTION


The iwi 802.11b/g wireless NIC driver is a multi-threaded, loadable,
clonable, GLDv3-based STREAMS driver supporting the Data Link Provider
Interface, dlpi(4P), on Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG 2915ABG chipset-based
wireless NIC's. Driver functions include controller initialization,
wireless 802.11b infrastructure network connection, WEP and frame
transmit and receive.

DRIVER CONFIGURATION


The iwi driver performs auto-negotiation to determine the data rate and
mode. Supported 802.11b data rates are 1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbits/sec.
Supported 802.11g data rates are 1, 2, 5.5, 11, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48
and 54 Mbits/sec.


The iwi driver supports only BSS networks (also known as "ap" or
"infrastructure" networks) and "open"(or "open-system") or "shared
system" authentication. Only WEP encryption is currently supported. You
perform configuration and administration tasks using the dladm(8) and
wificonfig(8) utilities.

FILES


/dev/iwi*
Special character device.


/kernel/drv/iwi
32-bit ELF kernel module (x86).


/kernel/drv/amd64/iwi
64-bit ELF kernel module (x86).


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(7) for a description of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|Architecture | x86 |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


gld(4D), dlpi(4P), attributes(7), dladm(8), wificonfig(8)


ANSI/IEEE Std 802.11- Standard for Wireless LAN Technology -- 1999


IEEE Std 802.11a- Standard for Wireless LAN Technology-Rev. A-- 2003


IEEE Std 802.11b - Standard for Wireless LAN Technology-Rev. B --
2003


IEEE Std 802.11g- Standard for Wireless LAN Technology -Rev. G-- 2003


March 11, 2007 IWI(4D)